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SOLD OUT – A Walkable Future

April 20, 2018
7:30 am - 10:00 am
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City Club of Fort Worth
301 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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City Club of Fort Worth | April 20th | 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.

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Meeting Location –

The City Club – Fort Worth
301 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

The City Club is located in the Bank of America Tower on the 3rd Floor.


There are two parking garages you may choose from –

The Entrance to Garage 1 is located at 201 Commerce.
From Garage 1 – Take the elevator to the Bridge Level 2. Follow the Bank of America skywalk into the building & take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
The Entrance to Garage 2 is located at 401 Jones St or 401 Calhoun St
From Garage 2 – Take the elevator to Bridge Level 3.  Follow the skywalk into the building.  Walk through the elevator corridor until you see the skywalk to the other garage.  You will look for the skywalk to the Bank of America Building.  Once inside the Bank of America Building, take the elevator to the 3rd floor to access the City Club.

Panel Members:

  • Frank Bliss, Cooper & Stebbins – Developer of Southlake Townsquare

  • Justin Springfield, Old Town Development –  Roanoke Developer

  • Fernando Costa, Assistant City Manager of The City of Fort Worth

  • Bill Boecker, Fine Line Development – Mixed-Use Master Planned Developments

  • Moderated by Scott Polikov, Gateway Planning

The built environment is in the middle of a structural change, only comparable to the change that took place two generations ago following World War II. Since the mid-1990s, many consumers have been demanding different options to the “one-size-fits-all” drivable sub-urban development. This change, marked by the convergence of the rising millennial generation and soon-to-retire Baby Boomers, is characterized by areas where daily needs can be met within walking distance, or “walkable urbanism.” This includes downtown and suburban downtown revitalization, New Urbanism, transit-oriented development, and other new ways of building.

But how does this new model work in North Texas, and specifically in the socio-political climate of Tarrant County? Are Texans ready to surrender their cars (or at least one of them) and live in more dense areas? Will local governments and current residents be supportive?

Hear the latest news on this trend from Chris Leinberger, national expert on walkable urban development. Using detailed economic data, Leinberger identifies the value-add created by walkability, building support for these projects.

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

Registration and Breakfast 7:30-8:20 am; Program 8:20-10:00 am

Admission: $35 for Members** | $50 for Non-members


Hosted by ULI North Texas, AIA Fort Worth, the Construction Management Association of America – North Texas, Near Southside Inc., the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, TRVA, and The Tarrant Transit Alliance.
Other Participating Organizations are NCTCOG, USGBC and EarthX.


**Members of Host or Participating Organizations will receive a code enabling them to register at the Member rate.

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