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Announcing the 2019 REDI Summit

The Regional Development Corporation is pleased to announce that the annual Regional Development Economic Initiative (REDI) Summit will take place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm at Buffalo Thunder Hotel & Casino, 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail, Santa Fe. Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

The day will start with a Community Conversation focused on economic and workforce development presented by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The Keynote Speaker is Dawn Jourdan, Executive Associate Dean and Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at Texas A & M University. 

Jourdan earned a Master of Urban Planning Degree and a Juris Doctor, a professional graduate law degree, at the University of Kansas in 2000.

Her academic career began in 2002 and included positions at Florida State, Rutgers University, Texas A&M and the University of Florida. In Florida, she filled a joint appointment in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Levin College of Law and directed the university’s Center for Building Better Communities, which conducts research and advocates for innovation in collaborative planning and citizen participation in public projects.

A widely published author, Jourdan co-wrote “Planning for Wicked Problems: A Planner’s Guide to Land Use Law,” which shows students how the law can be a useful tool when planners devise solutions to intractable planning problems.

Her research regarding the legal aspects of land use, affordable housing, historic preservation and aesthetics regulation at the federal, state, and local level, have been published in numerous academic journals and law reviews, including the Journal of Real Estate Research, International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, and the Journal of Law and Public Policy.

For more information, contact the Laboratory's Community Partnerships Office at 505-665-4400. 


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