Sustainable Urban Development Roundtable

On November 9th, the Carthage Business and Professional Coalition will host a roundtable program featuring keynote speaker, Tim Duggan, founder of Phronesis, a groundbreaking urban planning and design firm.

November 9 at 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Todd Wehr Center Jockey Rooms at Carthage College

This event is free but registration is required.


About the Program

Keynote speaker Tim Duggan, ASLA, is the founder of Phronesis, a Kansas City urban planning and design firm. Known for his highly nimble and responsive approach to collaborative visioning and design, Duggan has become an expert on urban regeneration plans that achieve strong community investment and transformative results. Tim Duggan, ASLA, Founder of Phronesis Tim Duggan, ASLA, Founder of Phronesis

Duggan developed his reputation working on disaster recovery projects in New Orleans and Greensburg, Kansas, where he built the nation’s first eco-playground alongside reconstructed housing, and in Newark, New Jersey, where he helped design a 56-unit mixed occupancy housing complex that integrates urban agriculture and horticultural therapy to serve its disabled veteran residents. 

With Duggan’s expertise in strategic urban design to frame our conversation, attendees will break out into discussion groups to address a range of issues facing urban development in our region. Topics include:

  • Developing Creative Economies
  • Urban Water Issues and the Great Lakes Basin
  • Data Enabled Public Health Solutions
  • Urban Ecosystems and Regenerative Design
  • Building Community and Keeping Talent
  • Equitable Property Development
  • Intelligent Transportation
  • Urban Education: Instruct, Inspire, Increase

Each table will be led by faculty or community expert who will facilitate collaborative conversation on each of these topics. Plan to come away with practical strategies and new partnerships for investment in our community. Seating is limited!


Are you willing to be a lead discussant, or do you have an idea for another table? Reach out to Katharine Keenan,

About the Series

For nearly 30 years, the Business and Professional Coalition, a network of regional civic, business, and professional leaders have met regularly at Carthage to engage in substantive discussion around topics of regional and national import, and conversations that aim to further the region’s economic growth and prosperity. Through programming that includes prominent guest speakers and panel events, the BPC promotes learning, conversation, and relationship building to strengthen our local business community.

Save the dates for our future events

February 29, 2024 11:30-1pm Business for a Better World

A panel discussion featuring Wisconsin mission-driven corporations. These B-Lab certified and Chapter 204 Benefit Corporations are for-profit companies that place the environment and community on equal footing with their shareholders. Moderated by Carthage Professor Colleen Palmer, with Kimberly Kane of Kane Communications.

April 18, 2024 11:30-1pm The Future of Higher Education

President John Swallow will sit down with UW System President Jay Rothman for a fireside chat discussing the future of higher education. Hear these transformative leaders discuss how higher education will build the workforce of the future and what innovations will be part of the solution for Southeastern Wisconsin’s economic development.

Join our mailing list to keep informed. For questions or sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Katharine Keenan at or 262-551-6464. 

The BPC is generously sponsored by Riley Construction, Partners in Design Architects, RTM Enginee...