14th Conference in Charleston

14th International Conference on


Dock Street Theater
Charleston, South Carolina
March 8 - 12, 1993

Mayor Joseph P RileyI am delighted to assist in sponsoring another Making Cities Livable Conference in Charleston next March. It will be wonderful for all of us in the City, and good for the Making Cities Livable movement as well.

Here, together, we will be discussing the future of our cities and how we can make them places of lasting value for the people who live in and use them.

This beautiful city is at its best this time of the year. You will have an opportunity to tour our historic houses and neighborhoods, gardens and plantations, and work with some of the leading urban planners and thinkers in the United States and Europe. We will be discussing a wide range of important issues from low-income housing and historic preservation to public markets and tourism management.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
Mayor, City of Charleston

Why Charleston

Charleston is one of North America’s most livable cities, small scale, walkable, and filled with unexpected delights, hidden gardens, and historic vistas. Its citizens share a “communal eye”, a shared sense of urban aesthetics that generated the first historic preservation movement in the U.S. Charleston’s inhabitants are proud of their city, sociable, and hospitable to visitors. In March, Charleston is mild and sunny, the air already perfumed with spring flowers.

Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard
For the Conference Organizers

Plenary and Panel Sessions


Special Events

  • Reception - Gibbes Museum of Art
  • Concurrent Receptions - Historic Charleston Mansions: Nathaniel Russell House, John Rutledge House, Battery Carriage House, and 21 King Street.
  • Awards Luncheon - Old Exchange Building
  • Farewell Luncheon - Confederate Home