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Keystone Crossroads Conference: Urban Ideas Worth Stealing

Lindsay Lazarski


For a while now, Keystone Crossroads has been running a series called "Ideas Worth Stealing." It's a look at what we can learn from how people in cities around the U.S. and the world are solving urban problems.

We've reported on how Parking Benefit Districts can fund neighborhood projects, how Lexington, Kentucky is recruiting bilingual police officers, how leaders in Madison, Wisconsin managed to replace all of the city's lead water pipes. And lots more.

Now we're gathering people interested in looking at how Pa. cities can improve at a conference.

Please join us on May 10th at the Keystone Crossroads conference "Urban Ideas Worth Stealing: Explore Ideas About How Pennsylvania Cities Can Improve." The half-day conference takes place at the Harrisburg Hilton.

Governor Tom Wolf will be there to share his thoughts about Pennsylvania's cities. And you'll hear from leaders and thinkers who are addressing issues in their own communities, and you'll be able to join in robust discussions about how to bring those ideas to your own community and city. 


9:00 - 10:00 am       Breakfast and kickoff speaker, Pa. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale

10:00 - 11:00            Breakout session #1

11:00 - 11:15            Coffee break

11:15 - 12:15            Breakout session #2

12:15 - 1:30             Lunch and keynote speaker, Pa. Governor Tom Wolf

Breakout sessions include:

  • Little boxes: Approaches to overcoming local government fragmentation
  • Out with the old? How preservation can be a tool for downtown redevelopment
  • Beyond "Right to Know": Creating civic value with open data
  • Adaptive cities: Green infrastructure and resilience for a warming world
  • Making leaders: Effective engagement strategies for empowered urban communities
  • Complete streets on the cheap: Fast, inexpensive street changes that get big results

Please join us by registering here.

If you have questions, please email us at