I received the following information from Jesse Newburn and wanted to pass it on as it sounds like a event to attend. Register for the event at this link
Come hear Chris Leinberger – noted land use strategist, teacher, developer, researcher and author – speak about pent-up demand for communities that embody “walkable urbanism.” He will share how this and current real estate trends will impact downtown revitalization and other development patterns.
We hope you'll join us on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the Spear Center in the Howard Hughes Corporation Building. Part of CA's ongoing Community Building Speakers Series, this event is designed to be both informative and social. We encourage you to arrive on the early side of 7:00 for registration and some time to mingle and talk with others. We'll be serving coffee and dessert then, and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Please know that while we encourage RSVPs, we'll be accepting on-site registrations at the sign-in desk on June 1st. We appreciate your help in sharing news of this thought-provoking guest speaker and hope you'll tell your neighbors and others about the opportunity to learn and participate in a conversation about walkable urbanism and other 21s century real estate trends affecting Columbia's future.
About our speaker, Chris Leinberger
Leinberger is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC; a professor and founding director of the Graduate Real Estate Development Program at the University of Michigan; founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a new urbanism/transit-oriented development and consulting firm; and president of Locus: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors, a political advocacy organization. He is also a noted author and researcher who has published two books, The Option of Urbanism, Investing in a New American Dream and Strategic Planning for Real Estate Companies, as well as contributed to numerous publications, including The Atlantic Monthly and Urban Land magazine. He was voted one of the “Top 100 Urban Thinkers” in 2009 in a poll conducted by Planetizen, an international urban planning and architecture web site, and in 2010 he was awarded the William H. Whyte Award by Partners for Livable Communities.
The twitter hashtag for this event is #WalkableUrbanism
This event is offered to the community through a partnership of Columbia Association and The Howard Hughes Corporation.