Vincent G. Graham

Speech Topics:
Advancing Human-scaled Urbanism
Urbanism Past and Present
Redeveloping Existing Urban Fabric
Combining Modern Advances with Time-tested Urban Principles
Building Traditional Walking Neighborhoods
Redeveloping Traditional Walking Neighborhoods

Vince G. Graham, founder and president of the I'On Group, is an expert on creating enduring, aesthetic places with both economic and social value. He is a passionate advocate for advancing human-scaled urbanism, and has spoken at architectural and planning symposiums in Australia, Europe, and throughout the United States.

After moving to the coastal counties of South Carolina in 1989, Graham used the nearby cities of Beaufort, Charleston and Savannah as inspiration for building several walking neighborhoods. Combining modern advances with time-tested urban principles, he founded the traditional walking neighborhood of Newpoint in 1991. Since that time he has participated in building seven other neighborhoods including the Village of Port Royal, Broad Street, I'On, Morris Square, Hammond's Ferry, and Mixson (all in South Carolina); and East Beach in Norfolk, Virginia.

These neighborhoods have received numerous design and environmental awards and have been the subject of articles in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Builder, Landscape Architecture and National Geographic. They've also been featured on Home and Garden Television, CNN and the BBC.

Graham currently serves on the board of Charleston Moves, the Coastal Conservation League, East Cooper Planning Council, Lowcountry Housing Trust, Riley Institute for Urban Affairs, and Upstate Forever. He also serves on the Metropolitan Leadership Council of the Brookings Institution and is a South Carolina Liberty Fellow. Graham is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of the University of Virginia. Travels from Charleston, South Carolina.

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