University Economic Development Association

Author to speak about the importance and impact of local higher educational institutions to economic development success

Bill-FultonSanta Fe, NM – July 28, 2014, – The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) announced today that William Fulton will be the Keynote Speaker at their Annual Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which runs from September 28 – October 1, 2014. Mr. Fulton, AICP, is Planning Director of the City of San Diego, America’s eighth-largest city. He joined the City of San Diego after serving in Washington, D.C., as Smart Growth America’s Vice President & Director of Policy Development & Implementation. A former Mayor of Ventura, CA, Bill has experience as an urban planner, author, professor, and politician. He is the author of several important books on urban planning, including The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los AngelesThe Regional City: Planning of the End of Sprawl (co-authored with Peter Calthorpe); and the textbook Guide to California Planning. Bill was also a Principal in the California-based planning firm, The Planning Center | DC&E, and is a Senior Scholar at the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Early bird registration is currently open until midnight EDT on Friday, August 15. For more information on the UEDA Annual Summit agenda and to register please click hereSponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also still available.

About UEDA Established in 1976, the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) is the cornerstone membership organization representing higher education, private sector and community economic development stakeholders. UEDA works to expand economic opportunity in our communities by leveraging research, community resources, campus planning, talent development, and technology commercialization. UEDA’s mission is to serve its members by enhancing members’ abilities to deliver economic development benefits through engagement with higher education.