This is a rapid-fire, results-based session that focuses on what happens when three strong women with compassion for community and a love for the built environment focus on rebuilding old cities and neighborhoods. Using examples of with real-life results, this session will inspire participants to think creatively about communities while considering the hard truths that women face in the real estate development field. Learn about how one creative architect threw standard design norms out the window to create a cute and dynamic new small-scale, walkable neighborhood. Find out about comprehensive community redevelopment strategies for Rust Belt communities, seen through the eyes of a young woman who is a builder in Buffalo. Be inspired by the success of one persistent developer who bought, restored, and now loves an iconic building in her downtown.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcome 1:
Participants will hear the stories of three strong women with compassion for community and a love for the built environment who focus on rebuilding old cities and neighborhoods.
Learning Outcome 2:
Participants will learn how to think creatively about communities.
Learning Outcome 3:
Participants will examine the hard truths that women face in the real estate development field.
Learning Outcome 4:
Participants will learn community redevelopment strategies from the personal experiences of the three speakers.
Bernice Radle, Allison Thurmond-Quinlan, Jenifer Acosta
Congress for the New Urbanism