Friday, April 19 – 11:45 a.m.
Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Downtown Development Authority
IND Media's ninth annual Smart Growth Lecture and INDesign Awards Luncheon features keynote speaker Nathan Norris, the newly appointed executive director of the Downtown Development Authority of Lafayette.
It will be Norris’ first public presentation locally since accepting the executive director’s position for Lafayette’s DDA, only the second person to fill that role in the organization’s quarter-decade history. IberiaBank is the presenting sponsor of the event. Top’s Appliances & Cabinetry and Paul Michael Company are supporting sponsors. Sustaining sponsor is Van Eaton & Romero Real Estate.
A licensed attorney and real estate broker, Nathan Norris has a rare combination of advocacy skills and real world development experience with particular expertise in leveraging placemaking as an economic development tool. Norris has worked with developers and municipalities to plan, entitle, develop and market neighborhoods, towns and cities across the U.S. from Honolulu, HI, to Charleston, SC, and south to Muyoyo, Ecuador. Norris is a contributor to the SmartCode Manual, primary author of The Smart Growth Schools Report Card, and has been a featured presenter for The International Downtown Association, The National Association of Realtors, The Congress for a New Urbanism, and New Partners for Smart Growth, among others.
Winners of the 2013 INDesign Awards will also be recognized, which is a juried competition that acknowledges excellence in architecture, interior design and historic preservation in Lafayette, Vermillion, St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and Acadia parishes. Winning projects will be published for the residential division in the April 1 edition of Ind Monthly and for the commercial division in the April 15 issue of ABiz.
The 2013 Smart Growth Lecture is also one of the kick-off events for INNOV8 Lafayette, an eight-day festival of innovation and creativity comprised of events at venues throughout the city. INNOV8 is hosted by various community partners and curated by The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from Friday, April 19 to Friday, April 26, 2013. For more information, visit www.innov8lafayette.com.
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A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
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State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
State lawmakers will not appeal a judge's ruling that it was improper to use $3.7 million from a probation and parole officers' retirement fund to balance the state's operating budget.
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Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday, March 06, 2014:
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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Due to the chaos of Mardi Gras and the weather, the entry deadline for this year's INDesign Awards has been extended by one week.
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The House approved legislation Tuesday night to roll back a recently enacted overhaul of the federal flood insurance program, after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp premium increases.
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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.
A federal appeals panel ruled Monday that businesses don't have to prove that they were directly harmed by BP's 2010 Gulf Of Mexico oil spill to collect settlement payments.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has closed Interstate 10 from I-49 in Lafayette to Seigen Lane in Baton Rouge.
Jim Bernhard, who engineered the sale of The Shaw Group for $3 billion, recently has told several people involved in Democratic politics that he intends to run for governor in 2015.
Saluting the red, white and blue — let freedom ring
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
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Lafayette native screenwriter returns
New standards curb elective induction