Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, August 03, 2012

September ULI Conference: The Future of Real Estate in Metropolitan Washington: Walkable Urban Places and Real Estate

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:30 AM – 4:15 PM
The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052 

Pre-Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

From email:

On September 11, 2012, academics and practitioners will gather at George Washington University to explore Walkable Urban Places and their role in economic development in the D.C. region

The event is cosponsored by the George Washington University Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis and ULI Washington. At the conference, new research completed this year on Ranking and Economic and Social Equity Performance of Metro DC's Walkable Urban Places will be presented by Christopher B. Leinberger, Professor, George Washington University & President, LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors. The research study, titled "Walk this Way" establishes metrics to gauge walkable urban places' performance that could guide investment decisions and public policy development.

The conference will, in addition to highlighting the study, also explore the Management and Public Policy elements of walkable urban development, and will include in-depth case studies of three existing and emerging Walkable Urban Places including Clarendon, White Flint and the Capitol Riverfront.


• Mary Beth Avedesian, Vice President - Acquisitions, Saul Centers, Inc.
• Honorable Rushern Baker, County Executive, Prince George's County
• Richard R. Bradley, Executive Director, Downtown Business Improvement District Corporation
• Dr. Tom G. Geurts, Associate Professor, George Washington University
• Honorable Parris Glendenning, Former Maryland Governor & President, Governor's Institute
• Evan A. Goldman, Vice President – Development, Federal Realty Investment Trust
• Ed Gosselin, Executive Vice President, Intrepid Real Estate
• Dr. Richard Green, Director of the Lusk Center for Real Estate and Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California
• Doug Gutherie, Dean, George Washington University
• Charles A. Hewlett, Managing Director, RCLCO
• Monty Hoffman, CEO, PN Hoffman
• Shyam Kannan, Principal, RCLCO
• Honorable Isiah "Ike" Leggett, County Executive, Montgomery County
• Christopher B. Leinberger, Professor, George Washington University & President, LOCUS, Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors
• Jair K. Lynch, President & CEO, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners
• Steve Moore, Hoffman –Madison Marquette Waterfront, LLC
• Patrick Phillips, CEO, Urban Land Institute (invited)
• Deborah Ratner Saltzberg, President, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
• Eric Siegel, Executive Vice President, Cohen Companies
• Michael Stevens, Executive Director, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District
• Robert Van Order, Professor of Finance, George Washington University
• Honorable Christopher Zimmerman, Member, Arlington County Board



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