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Walkable Urban Communities Conference
October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm$55
October 15th Symposium on creating Walkable Urban Communities.
The City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and the CRA are hosting this regional event to help expand quality of life choices within our SWFL region. This Symposium will feature three outstanding experts of national and even international reputation, along with a panel of the Florida based experts representing a range of professional sectors involved in this type of development. Each of them has been involved in the completion of successful urban form, mixed-use, infill and/or redevelopment within our state.
Mayors’ and elected and appointed officials from throughout the region will be in attendance, as well as lenders, developers and consultants. We will also be featuring four mini presentations from local municipalities, wherein they will feature their ‘next best place to invest’, delineating assets, what they offer and what benefits are to be gained.
Our area is seriously lacking in adequate multimodal infrastructure, housing choices and high quality, walkable community development. A gated community with an interior path is insufficient, but a vision of greater choice in personal transportation, expanded choice in housing and ultimately healthy lifestyle has been slowly maturing here. A thriving economy along with personal and social health and functionality can only succeed with the well-planned integration of daily need destinations and safe and connected active transportation choices to get there.
Moving from auto-centricity to a life of active mobility with a wide range of housing choices all supporting a resilient and diverse economy requires that we learn and then dare to change.
National consultants and experienced Florida investors and developers analyze commercial area revitalization and intensification, financing, and local government role. They will explore advantages & challenges of urban form infill & redevelopment, transit oriented development and traditional neighborhood type mixed use. Click here for more details.