We are very excited about the program we have planned for you, and the opportunities that having an in person + online summit brings to the table. We hope that wherever you are located, in North Carolina or beyond, you will make plans to join us either in Durham or remotely November 4-6th for a summit packed with information and interaction. Watch this website for updates about our keynotes, sessions, and more.
Also, please note that we will be holding an LCI seminar for those wanting to receive their LCI certification. The LCI seminar will be held in Durham Nov. 2–4th.
Keynote: Dr. Karilyn Crockett
Dr. Karilyn Crockett’s research focuses on large-scale land use changes in twentieth century American cities and examines the social and geographic implications of structural poverty and race. Karilyn’s book, People before Highways: Boston Activists, Urban Planners, and a New Movement for City Making, (UMASS Press 2018) investigates a 1960s era grassroots movement to halt urban extension of the U.S. interstate highway system and the geographic and political changes in Boston that resulted. In 2019 this
book was named one of the “ten best books of the decade” by the Boston Public Library Association of Librarians. Previously Karilyn co-founded Multicultural Youth Tour of What’s Now (MYTOWN), an award winning, Boston-based, educational non-profit organization. MYTOWN hired public high school students to research their local and family histories to produce youth-led walking tours for sale to public audiences. During its nearly 15 years of operation, MYTOWN created jobs for more than 300 low and moderate-income teenagers, who in turn led public walking tours for more than 14,000 visitors and residents. In a White House ceremony, the National Endowment for the Humanities cited MYTOWN as “One of ten best Youth Humanities Programs in America.”
Karilyn holds a PhD from the American Studies program at Yale University, a Master of Science in Geography from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Arts and Religion from Yale Divinity School. Karilyn served for four years with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development as the Director of Economic Policy & Research and the Director of Small Business Development for the City of Boston. She recently completed her service as the City of Boston’s first Chief of Equity, a Cabinet-level position Mayor
Walsh established to embed equity and racial justice into all City planning, operations, and work moving forward. She holds a faculty appointment as professor of urban history, public policy and planning in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning. Karilyn’s career mission is to continue to work at the nexus of education, economic development policy and urban revitalization.