Mar 8, 2010

6th Annual Smart Growth Symposium

The Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance and The Urban Land Institute present Why Smart Growth Is Financially Sustainable
The 5 D’s: Density. Design. Diversity. Destination Accessibility. Distance-to-Transit.
Date: March 12, 2010 8:00am - 11:00am
Location: PECO Building, 2301 Market St., Philadelphia (Lower Level)

New data shows that these 5 D’s are not just the hallmark of Smart Growth, but also result in true environmental and economic sustainability, reaping financial benefits for developers, municipalities and end-users.

Smart Growth developments are less expensive to build, require less-intensive municipal services, and result in higher values for property owners. What are you waiting for?

“The Future of Smart Growth,” presented by Charles Hewlett, Managing Director, RCLCO (Robert Charles Lesser & Co.), Bethesda, MD , a company always on the leading edge of real estate trends and issues.

“Retrofitting Suburbia,” presented by June Williamson, RA, LEED AP; Associate Professor of Architecture, The City College of New York; and author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design for Redesigning Suburbs.”

Hear case studies from developers on how to make it work – the benefits of smart growth, the challenges of sustainable building, and the reluctance to change in urban and suburban communities.
  • Urban Residential: Johnny McDonald, Partner, Onion Flats.
  • Suburban Residential: Sarah Peck, Principal, Progressive Housing Ventures.
  • Office/Retail: Joseph F. Coradino, President, PREIT Services LLC and PREIT-Rubin, Inc. (Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust).
For more information on this event, download the pdf here.

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