SDRA To Host Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley For Savannah Urbanism Series

Joe Riley
Joe Riley

Engel & Völkers Savannah and NAI Mopper Benton in partnership with the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority (SDRA) announce former Charleston Mayor Joseph “Joe” Riley, Jr. as guest speaker at the Savannah Urbanism Series, a biannual event featuring renowned professionals from across the U.S. speaking on topics ranging from urban design to development and revitalization. The free event will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at The Savannah Theatre (222 Bull Street) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The second installment of the Savannah Urbanism Series, Building Beauty in the Urban Environment will explore how sound planning and preservation can foster an engaging city fabric and create economic growth and better quality of life for the people therein. By sharing his insights and decades of experience, Mr. Riley will demonstrate how political leadership and individual stakeholders alike can enhance our infrastructure and public spaces and refine our strategies for development in the future.

SDRA’s Chairman of the Board, Richard “Dicky” Mopper says, “Engel & Völkers Savannah is thrilled to present the second installment of the Savanah Urbanism Series with Joe Riley. Riley has been honored nationally as one of the nation’s outstanding mayors for his vision in urban design, and his legacy can be felt in every corner of the historic city of Charleston. This is something our city leadership should pay attention to as Savannah is positioned for excellent growth.”

The event is free, however registration is encouraged through Eventbrite: thesavannahurbanismser ies . Credit is available for AIA/AICP members. For questions about the event, contact Kevin Klinkenberg at, for media inquiries contact Amy Brock at

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