Ed McMahon - September 3rd in Ithaca

Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute is coming to Upstate NY on September 3rd. Don't miss his two free talks in Ithaca!
Ed McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC. He is nationally known as an inspiring and thought provoking speaker and leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation.
"Cities and Towns: The Economics of Uniqueness"
Thursday, September 3, 12:30 pm at Cinemapolis (120 E. Green Street, Ithaca). A special free lecture presented by the Downtown Ithaca Alliance and Form Ithaca.
Anyone interested in downtown projects, land use, and economic development is encouraged to attend. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to (607) 277-8679
Sponsored by FormIthaca, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate, and Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning.
Thursday, September 3, 4:30 pm at Millstein Hall on the Cornell University Campus.

Tourism is big business in the US and around the world. Tourism provides many benefits, but unless it is planned and managed,  it can also cause  enormous problems. It can even harm the very assets that tourists come to see. This talk will explore the basics of “responsible tourism”.  It will describe the principles that communities can use to maximize the benefits of tourism, while minimizing the problems. It will also explain the differences between mass market tourism and sustainable tourism and will provide examples of communities that are attracting tourists without losing their soul.

Sponsored by the Cornell Baker Program in Real Estate, and Cornell Department of City and Regional Planning.

Both events are free and open to all.