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ULI NT: The Future of TOD

May 22, 2018
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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City Club of Fort Worth
301 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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Urban Land Institute
(202) 624-7000


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May 22, 2018  |  7:00 – 9:00 AM
at the City Club of Fort Worth


Last month, we heard from Chris Leinberger of George Washington University about the importance of walkability in city planning and development.  A significant contribution to the walkability of any city is how areas within the city are connected.

Enter the Transit-Oriented Development. TODs include a mix of commercial, residential, office, and entertainment centered around or located near a transit station.

Transit enhances the overall economic efficiency and equity of a city, and building Transit-Oriented Development helps to capture these economic benefits efficiently. But, with emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles, are TODs still applicable to our city’s future? If they are, What is the best way to harness and implement these development tools, and how do they work in North Texas?

Identifying TOD Best Practices is the best way to encourage smart, sustainable growth and development.  We invite members of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, the Tarrant Transit Alliance, the Urban Land Institute, and those interested in city planning and development join us on May 22nd for this unique opportunity to learn from the experts!

7:00 – 7:30 AM
Registration and Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 AM
$35 for Members *
$50 for Non-Members
* Members of Host Organizations will receive a code enabling them to register at the Member Rate


Scott Smith
President & CEO of Phoenix AZ’s Valley Metro

Scott Smith is the former mayor of Mesa AZ, a former developer, and current President and CEO of Phoenix’s Valley Metro.  Mr. Smith will give a presentation about how Phoenix and Mesa successfully utilized TODs, lessons learned in this process.


David Leininger
Strategic Advisor of Sasaki & Associates & Founder of Leininger Analytics

David Leininger recently retired as the Executive Director of DART, is a member of the national ULI TOD Product Council and is the incoming chair of the local ULI TOD  Product Council.  The local product council has just finished a TOD database where they identified key areas where TODs are being done correctly, areas where they have failed, and areas that are ready for development.


Kenneth Newell
The Newell Companies & Developer of Trinity Lakes

Trinity Lakes is a 1600 acre master-planned residential and mixed-use development in Northeast Fort Worth, Texas. Trinity Lakes is owned and developed by Ken Newell and his family.  The Newell family has been actively involved in the construction and development business in Fort Worth for over 50 years.



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