Raising NH

Building lovable places

Welcome to Raising New Hampshire!

Raising New Hampshire is a state-wide building and development conference which will bring national speakers to New Hampshire to talk about how development affects every part of our live. We are the places in which we live; the places in which we live are us.

It will be held Saturday, September 26 at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough, NH

Charles Marohn of StrongTowns.org is our keynote speaker. Chuck is a national leader in the conversation about the financial impacts of development; he also speaks fervently and frequently about the social costs of bad development.

John Anderson will talk about Lean Urbanism at the Saturday conference; and on Sunday, September 27 he will lead a one-day rookie developers’ bootcamp for those who are itching to try good development on their own.

Kevin Klinkenberg and Rick Chellman are also scheduled to speak on ways to make good places better.

We’re pleased to announce that Congress for the New Urbanism, New England Chapter is partnering with us on this venture. Other institutional sponsors are the Community Development Finance AuthorityPlan-NH, the Northern New England chapter of the American Planners Association, the NH Planners Association, and the NH Municipal Association. We are also supported financially by the NH Housing Finance Authority. We are also grateful for the work of the 603 Initiative, who are assisting with logistics.