ULI Atlanta Hosting Dec. 6-7 Forum on Transit Funding and TOD

The Urban Land Institute is set to host an exciting forum in Atlanta on Dec. 6-7, 2011. Titled Retooling Places and Leveraging Transit: Overcoming Funding and Coordination Challenges to Build a Better Region, the forum will explore how U.S. metropolitan regions are approaching development around transit in the new economy, and will share information on challenges and effective approaches from Atlanta and elsewhere. Discussion questions include:

  • How can regions take advantage of the market lull to position themselves for more compact growth in the future?
  • How can transit be used to channel and promote new development?
  • What funding and financing mechanisms are being utilized in this era of austerity?
  • How are jurisdictions and developers rethinking what suburban and transit oriented development can and should look like—and how it can be funded—in a post-2008 age?

The event will feature a wide array of notable speakers and panelists, such as:

  • Heather Alhadeff, Senior Transportation Planner, Perkins + Will
  • Scott Condra, Senior Vice President, Jacoby Development, Inc.
  • Jim Durrett, Executive Director, Buckhead CID and Chair, MARTA
  • Dave Stockert, President & CEO, Post Properties, Inc. and Chair, CTM
  • Francine Waters, Managing Director, Lerner
  • Yvonne Williams, President of the Perimeter Community Improvement Districts, Atlanta, GA
  • John Heagy, Vice President, Hines
  • Brian Leary, President and CEO, Atlanta BeltLine
  • David Leininger, Chief Financial Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Jack Wierzenski, Director of Economic Development, Dallas Area Rapid Transit
  • Gary Slagel, Former Mayor of Richardson, Texas
  • Jason Jordan, Director, Center for Transportation Excellence
  • Kathleen Osher, Executive Director, Transit Alliance, Denver
  • Jim Stokes, Interim Executive Director, Livable Communities Coalition of Metro Atlanta

The program also features ARC’s own Tad Leithead for a special presentation and Dan Reuter as a panel discussion moderator.

For more information and to register, visit the event web page.

 

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