The Value of Older Smaller Buildings

APA Arizona Chapter

#9003807

Thursday, November 5, 2015
1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. MST

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Overview

Take-Away: Participants will learn about measurable positive

 

 

 

 

relationships between older, smaller buildings and livability,

 

and local economies, with lessons for planning and policy

 

development

 

 

 

Description: A study by The City of Tucson found that several

 

 

 

 

key measures of livability and economic performance are

 

significantly associated with the presence of older, smaller

 

buildings and with diversity of building age. Local First

 

Arizona raises awareness of the natural relationship between

 

older buildings and locally owned businesses, with positive

 

effects on local economies. Rob Paulus Architects specializes

 

in repurposing of existing buildings to positively transform

 

communities. This panel session makes the case that older,

 

smaller buildings play important roles in economic and

 

community development and should be better integrated into

 

planning and public policies and investments

 

 

 

Moderator: Robert Paulus, AIA, LEED PA, Rob Paulus Architects

 

Presenters: Jonathan Mabry, Ph.D., Historic Preservation Officer,

 

 

 

 

City of Tucson; Kimber Lanning, Director, Local First Arizona

 

Speakers

Kimber Lanning

Kimber Lanning is an entrepreneur and economic specialist who works to cultivate strong, vibrant, creative communities and inspire a higher quality of life across the state of Arizona. Lanning owns three small businesses: Stinkweeds, Modified Arts, and SilverPlatter, and in addition, Lanning founded Local First Arizona, a statewide organization dedicated ... Read More