Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development
Co-sponsored by Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
As America’s suburbs grow in more compact ways—with higher-density development clustered in nodes or along corridors and with increasing options for getting around without a car—rethinking and reworking infrastructure can be essential.
Shifting Suburbs: Reinventing Infrastructure for Compact Development highlights how eight suburban redevelopment projects tackled infrastructure challenges, and takes a look at how infrastructure was planned, funded and financed. From these case studies, the report distills winning strategies, stumbling blocks, and other lessons learned. .
Keynote speaker: Rachel MacCleery View Rachel MacCleery’s slide presentation
Rachel MacCleery is Vice President for Infrastructure at the Urban Land Institute. She is responsible for guiding the organization’s approach to national and global transportation, water, and energy policy issues. At ULI, Rachel directs the production of an annual state-of-infrastructure report, manages a program to examine federal transportation policy and make recommendations for reform, and engages with ULI’s local chapters in efforts to better link transportation and land use at the regional level.
MacCleery’s presentation will be complemented by a local panel discussion moderated by Jack Messer, Director of Planning and Development Services with the City of Overland Park, Kansas. Panelists will share insight into their community’s respective efforts to support redevelopment and related infrastructure improvements.
View Speakers’ Bios
Kirk Davis – City Manager, Gladstone, MO View Kirk’s slide presentation
Martin Rivarola – Community Development Director, Mission, KS View Martin’s slide presentation
Mike Smith – Assistant City Administrator, North Kansas City, MO View Mike’s slide presentation