CMAA Event: A Walkable Future

April 20, 2018
7:30 AM CDT to 10:00 AM CDT
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City Club
301 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

CMAA Joint Event with Urban Land Institute and others

A Walkable Future

Is Walkability in our Future? The built environment is in the middle of a structural change.

This change is comparable to the change that took place two generations ago following World War II. Since the mid-1990s, many consumers have been demanding different options to the "one-size-fits-all" drivable suburban development. This change, marked by the convergence of the rising millennial generation and soon-to-retire Baby Boomers, is characterized by areas where daily needs can be met within walking distance, or "walkable urbanism."

But how does this new model work in Tarrant County? How does can this type of change happen in areas as developmentally diverse as downtown Fort Worth, and small towns such as Roanoke?

Panel members will explore the real-world challenges of creating walkable developments when dealing with wary existing neighborhoods, outdated or inflexible regulations, and market perceptions and realities in Fort Worth and its surrounding cities.





Keynote Speaker:

  • Christopher B. Leinberger 
    Land use strategist, professor, real estate developer, and author who balances business realities with social and environmental concerns. Named as one of The 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time in a 2017 Planetizen poll.

Panel Members:

  • Frank Bliss, Cooper & Stebbins – Developer of Southlake Townsquare
  • Bill Boecker, Fine Line Development – Mixed-Use Master Planned Developments
  • Fernando Costa, Assistant City Manager of The City of Fort Worth
  • Justin Springfield, Old Town Development –  Roanoke Developer

Moderated by

  • Scott Polikov, Gateway Planning 

Registration and Breakfast 7:30-8:20 am; Program 8:20-10:00 am
Admission: $35 for Members | $50 for Non-members

The event is hosted by ULI North Texas, AIA Fort Worth, the Construction Management Association of America - North Texas, Near Southside Inc., the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, TRVA, and The Tarrant Transit Alliance. 

Other participating organizations are NCTCOG, USGBC and EarthX.


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