The Value of Older Smaller Buildings

APA Arizona Chapter


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

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Take-Away: Participants will learn about measurable positive





relationships between older, smaller buildings and livability,


and local economies, with lessons for planning and policy






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



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