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The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference - Orlando, Florida

The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference – Orlando, Florida

These lectures from the The 8th Annual Preserving the American Dream Conference are free to view thanks to Chris Walker, a member of ADC and charitable activist for the American Dream.

The American Dream is under attack! Personal mobility, property rights, and affordable homeownership are threatened by governments at all levels seeking to impose intrusive and expensive regulations on how we live, work and travel. The Obama administration wants to use the Environmental Protection Agency to impose national land-use planning regulations and the U.S. Secretary of Transportation is on record saying he wants to “coerce people out of their cars.”

Session 1

  1. Florida's Future: The Pros and Cons of Amendment 4 Hometown Democracy -
    Adam Babington (Florida Chamber of Commerce) and Beth Dillaha (Winter Park City Commission)

    Presenter did not have any slides.

Session 2: Transportation Issues
Plenary Session

  1. Welcome and Conference Opening - Ed Braddy, ADC Executive Director
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  2. Pressing Issues for Mobility - Alan Pisarski (Author of Commuting in America)
  3. Intercity Buses: The Forgotten Mode - Clyde J. Hart, Jr. (American Bus Association)
  4. Cost-Effective Transport Investments - Steve Polzin (Center for Urban Transportation Research)
  5. Florida Transportation Issues - Doug Callaway (Floridians for Better Transportation)
    Presenter did not have any slides.

Alternatives to Rail and Transit Privatization

  1. Innovations in Bus Transit - Cheryl Thole (National Bus Rapid Transit Institute)
  2. Sustainable Transportation - Jim Skaggs (Coalition on Sustainable Transportation)
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  3. Privatization and Socialization of Urban Transit - Randall O'Toole (Cato Institute)
  4. Questions and Answers for the Above Session
  5. Keynote: Challenges for Growth Management and Property Rights in Florida - Cecelia Bonifay, Akerman Senterfitt
    Presenter did not have any slides.

Session 3: Land Use Issues
Plenary Session

  1. Prefurbia: Reinventing the Suburbs - Rick Harrison
  2. Climate and Urban Policy - Pat Michaels (Cato Institute)
  3. So-Called Livability: threats to Our Quality of Life and Economy - Wendell Cox (Demographia)
    Due to a technical error the first few minutes of this lecture were lost.
  4. Obama's War on Homeownership - Ron Utt (Heritage Foundation)
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  5. Questions and Answers for the Above Session

    Smart Growth and Growth Management
  6. Opportunity Houston: Zoning and Planning for the 21st Century City - Sam Staley (Reason Foundation)
  7. Regulations: Restricting the American Dream - Rick Harrison
  8. Zoning and Private Property Rights - George Siler
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  9. The Future of Growth Management in the Sunshine State - Keynote Speaker: Florida State Senator Mike Bennett
    Presenter did not have any slides.

Session 4: Organizing for Mobility and Homeownership
Framing the Debate

  1. Useful Tools for the Limited-Government Activist - Benita Dodd (Georgia Public Policy Foundation)
  2. Framing the Debate - Chris Walker (Dulles Tollroad Users Group)
  3. The Media - Steven Greenhut (Pacific Research Institute)
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  4. Busting the Smart Growth Bubble - Ed Braddy, ADC Executive Director
  5. Questions and Answers for the Above Session

Fighting Back

  1. How to Solve the Problem of Government Overspending - Malcolm Falconer (Falcon Development)
    Presenter did not have any slides.
  2. Grassroots Action - Kerry Baldwin (American Majority)
  3. Tea Party Throws Up Roadblocks to Rail and Heathcare - Sharon Calvert (Tampa Tea Part)

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