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2017 New Partners For Smart Growth Conference

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The New Partners Conference will draw a national audience of people from diverse disciplines, all committed to building safer, healthier and more livable communities everywhere. The theme for the 2017 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities now. February 2-4 in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more and register... Read more

Remaking the Midwest: Mixed Use and the Rise of 18-Hour Cities

A rendering of Two25 Commons in Columbus, Ohio, a $90 million project with 17 stories of mixed-used space including first-floor retail, five floors of Class A office space and apartments and condos on 11 floors. (Daimler Group/ Kaufman Development)
​Point to any major metropolitan area in the Midwest from Cleveland to Milwaukee and they all have something in common—a surge in urban revitalization. A recent study on the “Resurgence in Midwest Secondary Markets” released by CBRE highlights the push by cities to build stronger, more resilient communities. The building boom underway is being fueled by three fundamental factors—people, place, and profit. Read more... Read more

Reinvention in the Rust Belt

Gary Indiana, once a booming steel town, now suffers from blight and abandonment
Industrial cities must reinvent themselves to survive. Suggestions from Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, are almost a return to fundamentals: they have to use their geographical advantages (meaning, these days, tourism and logistics rather than geology) and build as much as possible on “anchor” institutions such as universities and hospitals. What they must not do is distract themselves by constructing an enormous stadium or a theme park that may turn... Read more