Keynote Speaker

APA Arkansas Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CDT

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The keynote speaker program will cover:


  • Trends in land use, real estate and economic development;

  • The role of placemaking in economic development;

  • The economics of historic preservation;

  • How and why the “Retail Paradigm” is changing to favor main street, town centers and mixed use development over single use, auto-oriented development; and,

The Secrets of Successful Communities – a summary of what Ed McMahon has learned about the fundamentals of community revitalization during his 40 years of community planning work.


Ed McMahon

Ed McMahon, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute, holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC where he is nationally known as an inspiring speaker and leading authority on economic development and land use polices and trends. As the ... Read More

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Walter Malone,