Developer as Planner, Planner as Developer
You'll learn about:
- How market analysis, uncovering authentic local drivers, and crowd sourcing set the stage for stretching conventional markets into regional destinations
- How local, state, and national funding sources can be attracted through the neighborhood design and entitlement process for street and watershed infrastructure so that development can be sustained from generation to generation, rather than just piecemeal through incremental pods development
- Managing the engineering process so that it responds to the neighborhood master plan rather than driving isolated infrastructure elements, creating the ability to secure a more robust mix of uses and housing types
The ULI Community Builders Handbook published in 1948 by JC Nichols laid out best practices in which planning and development are inseparable. Learn from a planner using development and a developer using planning how to advance that enduring philosophy .
All too often, urban plans and community visions remain on a shelf without proper implementation. One of the primary factors that contributes to this lack of implementation is the disconnect between the urban planning and real estate development processes. This segregated approach to planning and development results in the former remaining an academic exercise without real world results, while the latter becomes focused on financial needs rather than the placemaking and maximizing the overall value of place.
Learn from an urban planner and real estate developer how each uses the other's practice disciplines to implement neighborhoods with Tripple Bottom line outcomes. Learn how to integrate the 15+ disciplines that must be coordinated and managed to create transformative mixed-use development. Speakers will share their lessons learned in new Transit-Oriented development, historic downtowns suburban retrofits.
This urban planner (who think like a developer) and the developer (who thinks like the urban planner) will discuss how a comprehensive approach--whereby each discipline is considered within the context of the others--leads to market readiness, community buy-in and, not to be forgotten, financeable projects that achieve profitability, social equity and neighborhood cohesion.
, 3BL Strategies
, Glen cove
, Gateway Planning Group, Inc.
Confirmed SpeakerPresident and founder of Gateway Planning, Scott Polikov is a national leader in harnessing the Economics of Place. Now a town planner, Scott started his professional life with Patton Boggs, practicing law in Washington, D.C. Returning to Texas, Scott was appointed by the City of Austin to serve on the Capital Metro Transportation Board and represented the transit authority on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board. Alarmed that CAMPO’s Long Range Transportation plan ignored development patterns in a sustainable way, Scott changed careers and established Gateway Planning to focus on walkable mixed-use places and the economics to create them. In 2016, Scott was selected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP). Gateway Planning’s notable work includes leading the the urban design analysis for Dallas CityMap (a TxDOT project led by HNTB), and the reinvention of several historic downtowns such as Downtown McKinney, Texas, which Money Magazine underscored its downtown as the primary reason it named McKinney Number 1 Best Places to Live in America in 2014. In addition, Gateway Planning led the form-based rezoning of the Bush Station Area on the DART Light Rail Line in Richardson, Texas, setting the stage for the 5-million square foot mixed-use CityLine Development anchored by State Farm. Along with team member Psomas, Gateway Planning led the planning and zoning in Riverton City, Utah for the 700-acre Mountain View Village TOD for Suburban Land Reserve on the future extension of the TRAX light rail system south of Daybreak. Scott has served on the national boards for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI). He also chaired the TxDOT Urban Thoroughfares Committee, spearheading Texas as the first state to adopt the ITE/CNU Manual for Walkable Urban Thoroughfares. He is a full member of ULI's Urban Development Mixed Use Council (Bronze Flight).