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Urban Summit Walkability Event
Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Category: Membership Breakfast Meeting

Wyly Theater, Dallas Arts District | April 19th | 7:30-10 am

Keynote Speaker: Chris 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:

  • Don Day, Developer and council member, McKinney, on walkable suburban centers
  • Bill Flaherty, Rosewood Property Company, on inner-ring suburban redevelopment
  • Neal Sleeper, Cityplace, on uptown Dallas
  • Kourtny Garrett, Downtown Dallas, Inc., on the central business district and neighboring areas


Scott Polikov, of Gateway Planning

There is a lot of talk about walkability, but what’s the real story? Are Texans truly ready to surrender their cars (or at least one of them) and live in dense residential areas? Will local governments and current residents be supportive?

Hear the latest news on this trend from Chris Leinberger, national expert on walkability. Using detailed economic data, Leinberger identifies the value-add created by walkable neighborhoods to help win support for such developments.

Panel members will explore the challenges of creating walkability when dealing with wary existing neighborhoods, outdated or inflexible regulations, and market perceptions and realities.

Join other North Texas leaders for this Urban Summit on a key issue for our region’s future!

Light breakfast catered by Wolfgang Puck 7:30-8:00 am; Program 8-10 am

Admission: $50 for Members | $75 for Non-members

Hosted by ULI North Texas, AIA Dallas, DDI, GDPC and TREC.
Other Participating Organizations are NCTCOG, USGBC and EarthX.

Register directly with The Urban Land Institute.

As part of the GDPC community, you may use the discount code NTApril (case sensitive). This code is entered at the bottom of the Shopping Cart page of the registration system, near the end of the information entry process. Use of this code will allow our members to attend this event for only $50.