Michigan State University Register Built Environment Showcase Today and Tomorrow

The Built Environment Showcase (BES)

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center,
Michigan State University, 219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824


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8:00 a.m.

Registration – Outside Big 10 A

8:00 a.m.

Industry Vendor Showcase Opens and Continental Breakfast – Big 10 B, and Informal Networking – Big 10 A

8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Overview – Big 10 A

Dr. Matt Syal, Professor, Construction Management Program, School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC), Michigan State University (MSU); and member, Built Environment Showcase Advisory Board
Dr. Scott G. Witter, Director, SPDC; and Interim Director, Land Policy Institute, MSU

8:50 a.m.

World-Class Corridors: Ways to Recreate Place Video – Big 10 A

9:05 a.m.

Michigan’s Current Economic Situation and the Economic Impact of the Built Environment – Big 10 A

Charles Ballard, Professor, Department of Economics, MSU

9:25 a.m.

Panel: MIplace Partnership Initiative and Placemaking Policy – Big 10 A

Mark Wyckoff, Senior Associate Director, MSU Land Policy Institute; and Director, Planning & Zoning Center at MSU
James Tischler, Director of Community Development, Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
Katharine Czarnecki, Director of Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Moderated by: Mark Wyckoff

10:05 a.m.

Case Study Example: Built Environment Public/Private Partnerships – Big 10 A

Ron Boji, President, the Boji Group
Moderated by: Joseph Maguire, President and CEO, Wolverine Development Corporation; President and Co-Founder, Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities; and member, Built Environment Showcase Advisory Board

10:50 a.m.

Break and Industry Showcase – Big 10 B

11:30 p.m.

Buffet Lunch – Sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Buffet line in Centennial B & C

12:15 p.m.

MSU’s Role in Creating Place – Big 10 A

Vennie Gore, Vice President, Auxiliary Enterprises, MSU

12:30 p.m.

Special Remarks – Big 10 A

Dr. Lou Anna K. Simon, President, Michigan State University

12:45 p.m.

Creating Place – Big 10 A

Congressman Daniel Kildee, 5th District of Michigan, U.S. House of Representatives

1:25 p.m.

Identifying Quality Places – Big 10 A

Christopher Coes, Director, LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors
Moderated by: Gary Heidel, Chief Placemaking Officer, MSHDA

1:55 p.m.

Case Study Example: Why Focus on Corridors – Big 10 A

Suzanne Schulz, Managing Director, Design, Development and Community Engagement; City of Grand Rapids
Moderated by: Arnold Weinfeld, CEO and Chairman, Prima Civitas

2:40 p.m.

Break and Industry Showcase – Big 10 B

3:00 p.m.

Target Market Analysis – Big 10 A

Sharon Woods, Founding Principal and Target Market Analysis Team Leader, LandUse|USA
Moderated by: Mary Beth Graebert, Associate Director for Programs and Operations, Land Policy Institute, MSU

3:30 p.m.

Panel: Investing in Current and Future Opportunities to Create Place – Big 10 A

Renee Kent, Vice President and Development Advisor, PNC Financial Services
Christina Tracy, Vice President and Senior Community Development Banker, Huntington National Bank
Chip Windisch, Assistant Vice President, Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, Parent Company for The Bank fo Holland
Moderated by: Alan Cobb, President and CEO, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc.; and member, Built Environment Showcase Advisory Board

4:30 p.m.

Plenary Adjourn and Pep Rally Reception at the Industry Showcase – Sponsored by MSU Auxiliary Enterprises – Big 10 B