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2011-2012 Season Past Lecture:

It Pays to be Urban: How New Urbanism saves cities—money

Thursday February 9, 2012

Peter Katz, Planning Director, Arlington County, Virginia; author; consultant

Peter Katz is a key founder of New Urbanism, a movement that takes the good aspects from the old cities we love – walkability, density, mix of uses, and even the front porch – and melds them into today’s cities.

During the lecture he reflected on the evolution of New Urbanism beyond its design and environmental roots. Peter’s discussion demonstrated that New Urbanist mixed-use neighbourhoods not only satisfy our desires for communities with a good quality of life, but also generate sustainable municipal finances.

With thanks to: Federation of Canadian Municipalities


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