by: Alex Brown, Inside Indiana Business
Posted: Jun 8, 2021 / 10:56 AM EST / Updated: Jun 8, 2021 / 11:22 AM EST
CARMEL, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The city of Carmel welcomes hundreds of visitors this week when the International Making Cities Livable Conference kicks off on Tuesday. The annual event focuses on sharing best practices for improving the quality of life in communities, and the city says this year’s conference will be the first major event of its kind since the pandemic began.
The conference will take place at the Palladium and Hotel Carmichael in Carmel. The event was previously held worldwide in locations such as Germany, Italy, UK, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.
The city says the conference will feature speakers, workshops, and networking activities to examine, among other things, the “latest emerging tools and strategies to address the new challenges.” Instruments and strategies include funding mechanisms, new codes and design standards, new planning and design models, and the latest scientific research.
This is the first time the conference has been held in Indiana. Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard is a longtime participant of the IMCL and a member of the organization’s steward.