The Well Stocked Street -- A Positive Economic Model for Cit

APA California, Central Section

#3016599

Thursday, May 19, 2011
5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. PDT

Modesto, CA, United States

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Overview

Nearly all California cities complain of difficult economies and the need for constant growth in order to keep up with ever increasing infrastructure costs. Yet the pattern of growth most commonly chosen doesn’t close the gap between revenue and costs and our cities keep getting deeper and deeper in the hole. As a result most citizens have come to believe that lower expectations for services and maintenance are the only answer and that a certain amount of decay will necessarily be present in every city. Is it possible that there is another answer? Is there a magic bullet that will make the economy of our cities work and result in more transactions, more visitation, higher levels of investment and increased public resources. Martin Dreiling looks to a simple model of economic performance familiar to all but rarely imagined as a useful approach in improving the economy of cities. He demonstrates a connection between healthy streets and healthy communities that points to a simple recipe for economic success.

Resource URL

www.valleyfuturesforum.org

Speakers

Martin Dreiling

Confirmed Speaker

Martin Dreiling is President, CEO and overall Director of Design with Dreiling Terrones Architecture and Townworks. He oversees project design and realization, large project strategies, and general philosophical direction of the firm. He is also the lead activist of the firm, strategizing key directions for community and environmental actions. Martin ... Read More