Saving Our Suburbs (Part 2): How to Seize Emerging Opportunities

National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association


Tuesday, January 29, 2019
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

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In the first of three webinars, urbanist Chris Leinberger joined us to discuss how suburbs are building walkable urban places to become more Successful in response to dramatically shifting demographics, a growing knowledge economy, and disruptive technologies.

On January 29, join us to learn about how suburbs can cover the costs of creating walkable urbanism by being Opportunistic and developing innovative public/private partnerships to pay for streets, public spaces, art and culture, and, yes, even parking—in other words, the infrastructure that turns density into a tool for creating community. Sarah Woodworth of W-ZHA and Chris Zimmerman of Smart Growth America will join us. Both are nationally known for their success in helping suburbs create innovative financing strategies.

We conclude the series in March with a conversation on how suburbs can become Smart by harnessing rapidly emerging and disruptive technologies to make their communities more livable, equitable and resilient for everyone.

This conversation will be moderated by Jason Beske, AICP, Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech College of Architecture & Urban Studies.  

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Sarah Woodworth

Sarah Woodworth has been a development advisor for 30 years. She specializes in market analysis, innovative financing techniques and public/private deal structuring. Sarah is the managing member of W-ZHA,LLC, a national consulting firm. Read More

Chris Zimmerman

David Dixon

David helped found Stantec’s Urban Places, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on managing the accelerating pace of social, economic, environmental, and technological change. His work has won four APA national awards, including for a "Hard Won Victory" for New Orleans' post-Katrina Master Plan and was the first urban designer to ... Read More

Jason Beske, AICP

Jason is a Senior Associate and Senior Urban Designer with Stantec’s Urban Places in the Washington, DC region. His goal is to help communities create places of lasting value that are centered on people. Jason has a broad range of urban planning expertise and has led initiatives for corridors ... Read More

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