Suburban Retrofit: Policies, Politics, and Designs
When: April 3, 2013, 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Where: Lincoln House, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Lynn Richards (current LF) has some ideas for local governments that want to transform their under performing auto-dominated landscapes into vibrant, pedestrian-scaled, prosperous neighborhoods. She will be sharing strategies at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy next Wednesday.
There exist today thousands of properties in first and second ring suburbs that sit abandoned or under utilized. These spaces represent significant opportunity to leverage public infrastructure investments in transportation, schools, and utilities and to revitalize suburban landscapes. In addition, there is increasingly growing demand to redevelop these properties as residents and local governments seeks economic value and vitality associated with placemaking. Richards, the 2012-2013 Lincoln Loeb Fellow, will draw from her research to discuss the incremental transportation and policy strategies that localities can implement to facilitate and incentivize redevelopment.