Mayor Graham Richard will speak at the Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting October 19 in Denver.

Mayor Richard will discuss “Making Public-Private Partnerships Work.” Mayor Richard will focus on the City'€™s Renaissance Pointe development. Renaissance Pointe includes plans for 400 new homes, the rehabilitation of more than 100 existing homes, a greenway trail, and improved infrastructure.

Mayor Richard will also discuss the importance of broadband technology and the KillerApp conference in Fort Wayne next spring.

“Public-private partnerships are critical as we continue with our urban investment strategy and look at developing a downtown mixed-use project,” said Mayor Richard. “Fort Wayne'€™s successes will be shared with a national audience as we highlight local public-private partnerships that make a positive difference in our community and region.”

The Urban Land Institute is a nonprofit research and education organization. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide responsible leadership in the use of land to enhance the environment.