Google X, Louisville mayor, and local projects featured at Mayor’s Development Roundtable

Monday, May 2, 2016

Join Mayor Mick Cornett at the 15th annual Mayor’s Development Roundtable from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 13 at the Cox Convention Center.  Registration is $95 per person. Those interested can register online at

The event kicks off with Jennifer Haroon from Self-Driving Cars at Google X who will discuss how embracing technology can lead to smarter development and a technology-fueled city. Google’s Self-Driving Car project aims to improve people’s lives by transforming mobility. Haroon’s presentation will provide an overview of the project’s history and technology.

Sharing a unique city transformation vision, Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Greg Fischer joins the conversation as he discusses changes in the environment and economy as well as establishing ways Louisville citizens live, work, learn, and interact with each other. As the past chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Metro Economies Committee, he addressed economic problems facing the nation’s cities and their citizens.

“My dream for Louisville is to create a clean, green, safe, and inclusive city where people love to live and work,” said Mayor Greg Fischer.

Again this year, the “20/20 Lightning Round” sessions will update attendees on local development.  Presenters have 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide to update attendees on local development. The lightning round will include presentations on three local leaders sharing projects, programs, and placemaking that influence a better quality of life: Art in Public Places, Music Industry Developments, and Placemaking for Community. A second set of lighting round will feature development updates on the Innovation District, Streetcar, and 21c Museum Hotel.

The conference will conclude with Mayor Mick Cornett’s keynote address during lunch, followed by a presentation of the Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Development presented to Uptown 23rd District Association.

“What we build today will influence the quality of life experienced by our children and grandchildren,” said Mayor Cornett. “I hope this year’s conference will provide residents with information, ideas and inspiration to help them contribute to our city’s continued renaissance.”