Learn important principles and best practices of regional planning and transforming existing suburban areas into great walkable, mixed-use places. A practical webinar for urban designers, planners, architects, developers, environmentalists, and community leaders showing how to initiate the needed transformations of outdated suburban projects and car-dominated places into desirable, urban & sustainable places.
Hear from Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of the Urban Design Program at Georgia Tech School of Architecture. Ellen wrote the book on retrofitting suburbia in 2009 with June Williamson. The book "Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs" documents successful retrofits of aging big box stores, malls, and office parks into healthier and more sustainable places. The book received a PROSE award as the best architecture and urban planning book of 2009 and has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, NPR, PBS, TED and other prominent venues.
Ellen will discuss successful methods of redesigning American suburbs and show how they can absorb new growth in compact forms avoiding more sprawl and the loss of farm land, forests and wilderness areas - working with changing demographics, new lifestyles, and a more diverse economic situation.
Hear from Brent Reynolds, CEO and Managing Partner of Nolan Reynolds, a real estate developer specializing in TOD projects. Brent will discuss his firm's 2 major TOD projects both currently under construction in Miami at metro rail stations. Totalling more than half a billion dollars in project value, the 2 TOD projects are excellent examples of 'retrofitting suburbia' with exemplary mixed-use projects.
We are proud to welcome Ellen Dunham-Jones to headline this webinar, part of our new Professional Interactive Webinar Series!
Ellen is Director of Georgia Tech School of Architecture Master of Science in Urban Design degree, an authority on sustainable suburban redevelopment, and a leading urbanist. Author of over 60 articles linking contemporary theory and practice, she is co-author with June Williamson of Retrofitting Suburbia:Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, (Wiley, 2009, 2011). Its documentation of successful retrofits of aging big box stores, malls, and office parks into healthier and more sustainable places received a PROSE award as the best architecture and urban planning book of 2009 and has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, Harvard Business Review, NPR, PBS, TED and other prominent venues.
She serves on several national boards and committees, is former Chair of the Board of the Congress for the New Urbanism, lectures widely and conducts community workshops. In both her teaching and research she focuses on helping communities address the 21st century challenges that they were never designed for – whether that’s through her unique database of successful suburban retrofits or studio classes on anticipating autonomous vehicles, coping with climate change or suburban blight. She taught at UVA and MIT before joining Georgia Tech as Architecture Program Director from 2000-2009.
We are proud to welcome Brent Reynolds to headline this webinar!
As CEO and Managing Partner of Nolan Reynolds International, Brent is primarily responsible for the firm’s strategic growth and development activities within the United States and throughout Latin America. Brent identifies and creates opportunities that are aligned with the company’s strategic plan of acquiring, financing, planning, permitting, and developing high-value projects. The firm is currently building two major TOD projects in Miami along the Metrorail line.
Throughout his career, Brent has worked as project manager and developer of complex mixed-use commercial, residential, hospitality, and historic rehabilitation projects located on the East Coast of the United States and in select regions of Latin America. Over the past sixteen years, he has been involved in over $1 billion dollars in real estate development and acquisitions.
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