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Walk this way, and join A Walkable Future event on April 20

Posted April 10, 2018

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Chris Leinberger
Urbanist Chris Leinberger says there is substantial pent-up market demand for walkable urban development.

Walkability is a hot topic these days, especially in Fort Worth. With economic and health benefits, the desire for a more walkable lifestyle has never been more popular.

Hear the latest news on this trend at A Walkable Future, an educational event hosted by the Urban Land Institute-North Texas on April 20 at City Club Fort Worth, 301 Commerce St. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8:20 a.m.

Chris Leinberger, a nationally known expert on walkable urban development, will use detailed economic data to identify the value added by walkability in development projects. Panelists will explore the real-world challenges of creating walkable developments when dealing with wary neighborhoods, outdated or inflexible regulations and market perceptions and realities.

Admission is $35 for members of host organizations and $50 for nonmembers.

Register online.

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