LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Downtown Little Rock Partnership is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for its Annual Luncheon on Thursday, March 17, 2011 will be Fred Kent.
Kent, as founder and president of Project for Public Spaces (PPS) in New York City, is a leading authority on revitalizing city spaces, called “Placemaking,” and is considered one of the foremost thinkers in livability, smart growth and the future of the city.
Sharon Priest, executive director of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP), said, “We are delighted that Fred Kent has chosen to join us for our Annual Luncheon this year. As we look at those among us who are ‘architects’ of downtown Little Rock, we recognize the value to downtown of those who have understood his concept of turning spaces into places as well as its importance as we go forward.”
Keynote speaker Kent studied with Margaret Mead and worked with William H.