Our analyst Will Creasy will be presenting a session at the North American Cartographic Society Annual conference. His topic is ‘3D Maps and Money: How to Promote Equity, Environmentalism, and Urbanism Without Mentioning Equity, Environmentalism, or Urbanism’:
Abstract: Municipal taxation is a complex and often mystifying process. Most people want their hometown to be stronger, more equitable, and more environmentally sustainable. Unfortunately, the vast majority of this country is engaged in economically unsound car dependent development. Can we convince America to change its ways before its overextended infrastructure collapses under its own weight? At Urban3 we believe we can. Using a combination of focused cartography, behavioral psychology, and engaging storytelling we work to help people understand the situation for themselves. Let us share the lessons we've learned in more than 150 cities, towns, and villages with you.
Joe is one of an impressive line-up in the opening event for the WeMakeThe.City festival.
WeMakeThe.City is the biggest city festival in Europe. From 17 to23 June, we will celebrate urban life and work on important urban questions in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. How do we make better cities? How do we make cities better?
Who are we?
Everyone who is involved in or with the city, in any character. Often you are more than one of those people at the same time. Civil servant, resident, father. Mother, commuter, assistant. For all people in all forms and roles. All those people make the city together. By being there, or by actively contributing to it.
What do we mean by make?
By starting new initiatives, by persevering, by employment, by architecture, by training, by making policy, by maintaining, by developing, by trying, by growing, by understanding, by creating a safe environment, by intervening, by building, by breaking through, by dialogue – all added up makes the city the city.
Is the city only about the city?
No, it’s about ‘city life’. So, not only limited to places that are a city. In the future, areas will increasingly clump together. That will give the metropolitan region the dynamism of a large city. In advance, we anticipate on this dynamism. It doesn’t exclude the region, it includes it. All of this affects behavior that is largely determined by the city. Urbanity is not limited to having city rights. That is what people do.
One of our many sessions for the Congress of New Urbanism’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky!
Speakers: Veronica Eastell & Joshua McCarty
New urbanists advocate for humanism, yet we too often forget the human dynamics in our planning and design processes. As professionals, we fall into echo chambers and blame those for whom we are designing for not understanding: framing residents as NIMBYs, seeing demographic data instead of communities, or stereotyping our fellow urban practitioners. Mental shortcuts like these undermine our best intentions. Without continually checking our biases and seeking to understand each other, can we truly build places for authentic human connection, wellbeing, and community? In this member-led conversation, two urbanists with differing backgrounds highlight the role of vulnerability in community engagement and the need to unlearn habits that hinder our ability to fully serve the society for which we design. Let’s lift the rose colored glasses together; share and learn the simple basis of storytelling techniques and narrative psychology to connect our same designs in a different way, to achieve truly human design.
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Speakers: Joe Minicozzi, Michal Swartz, Alex Tynberg
Leander, Texas started as a small railroad town of a few hundred people. In the last 20 years, small Texas towns like Leander have been encroached on by fast suburban growth. Many of these towns have been able to maintain their small-town feel because of downtown centers, but Leander--a former railroad town--never had such a visible public realm. Now the City Council has cleared the path for major investment in transit-oriented development and a signature urban civic space near The Leander Station, the city’s connection to Austin via the MetroRail. This session explores the possibilities for Northline, a recently proposed mixed-use project in the heart of the City of Leander’s new Transit-Oriented Development District that will help the City and its citizens realize their vision for a new downtown center. Part of the secret to unlocking this investment was a revenue projection of $700 million over a 20-year period from the development. Come learn how revenue projections and similar tools can clear the way for suburban retrofit.
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Speakers: Erica Brown, Jill Dabbs ,Michele Martinez & Cate Ryba
Women must have a seat at the table when policy decisions that shape how our communities are made. Our communities are designed by public policy, which is directly influenced by elected officials. Yet among U.S. cities with populations of over 30,000, only 20 percent of mayors are women, and often city and county councils lack adequate representation by women. The ranks of women in public office must grow if we are to effectively represent over half the population when crafting community, design-focused public policies. In this moderated conversation, four women will give their individual perspectives on how they approached community design as elected officials. Each will share her unique view on running for office and the process of championing and passing policies to influence the design of her community.
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The Congress of New Urbanism’s annual conference is CNU27.Louisville!
CORE SESSION: Speakers: Joe Minicozzi & Laurie Volk
New housing can be a powerful economic development tool, but it must be the right housing, in the right form, in the right place. Understanding the preferences and financial capabilities of the potential market is the key to getting housing right. Integral to growing a tax base is making sure development, including housing, is aligned with infrastructure investments and obligations. “Doing the math,” or Geoaccounting, of development patterns is a powerful tool to illuminate the economic impacts of sprawl. Visualizations of economic data can change behavior, reroute thought processes, and provoke better community decision making.
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The Southern Vermont Economy Summit is a daylong learning and networking event for municipal, community and business leaders that focuses on the long term development of Southern Vermont’s economy. This year’s theme is Investing in Southern Vermont’s Future – strategies for planning, focus, and developing the economy. The day will highlight entrepreneurial projects and strategies that are currently being employed in Southern Vermont with an eye toward learning and collaborating on future planning focus’ and development support efforts.
Find more information on the event website: www.sovermontsummit.com
At the annual GFOA conference, the “Raising Revenues Fairly” session is a collaborative effort by Joseph Minicozzi and;
Ken Rust, Chief Financial Officer (retired), City of Portland
Jason Caudle, City Manager, City of Lancaster
David Eichenthal, Managing Director, PFM Group Consulting
Anne Stuhldreher, Director of Financial Justice Project, Treasurer & Tax Collector's Office, City & County of San Francisco
The key takeaways and learning objectives for this session include:
Learn why perceived fairness matters in taxes and fees.
Understand how some county governments have gone about addressing potential unfairness in court fines and fees as well as fees in other areas of service.
Learn how Lancaster is aligning its tax/fee structure with the costs that property owners’ development choices impose on the local government.
The Inner City Housing Summit, first of its kind in Laredo, strives to jump-start conversations across sectors to unlock existing investment opportunities in the inner city.
Learn about the competitive reasons why reinvestment in the inner city can be profitable, and how return for investors can also lead to social gain.
Joe will be the keynote speaker for CityWorks(X)po FLorida 2019!
CityWorks(X)po FLorida is a gathering focused on sharing knowledge to build stronger communities. During the day, attendees will be immersed in thought-provoking presentations, performances and engaging dialogue.
By night, the all inclusive conference continues with networking opportunities at high energy and (X)citing events.
CityWorks(X)po FLorida provides a platform for sharing knowledge, stories, ideas, and projects with a focus on strengthening cities of all sizes. Attendees will represent communities from across the state of Florida. (X)po is about connectivity between people, places and the projects that inspire them. Exploring impact topics like: Capital & Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Good Government, Arts & Design, Knowledge & New Media, Outdoors & Recreation, Public Health & Social Justice and Food, Drink & Music can have on a community. (X)po’s speakers, panelists, and participants will share what they have learned (successes and failures) about community building.
Geodesigning the future Summit: Making smarter decisions for our planet
February 25th - 28th, 2019
Join thought leaders, innovators, and other visionaries in seeing firsthand how they are leveraging geodesign and technology to confront challenges head-on and plan for our future.
Joe will be speaking to the Dollars & Sense of Land-Use Economics followed by a panel discussion, on Wednesday at 2pm.
Joe will be presenting a lecture at 3rd floor of Rankin Science West (RSW) 3:30pm
This event is open to the public and hosted by the Department of Geography and Planning.
Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). Come along to explore how Urban3’s approach provides a distinctively powerful multidisciplinary solution to creating true impact and change in policy and planning practice, working towards bettering both human and physical environmental health.
Joe will be visiting Edenton, NC to discuss important land use planning and economic issues as they relate to the future location of JAH High School.
Presented by Destination Downtown Edenton, Inc
The City of Northfield Economic Development Authority is hosting an informative presentation by Urban3 for all Northfield community members. Joe will present findings from Urban3’s recent study of Northfield, encompassing an analysis of the city’s land-use productivity.
Parking: In front and around the Weitz Center.
**This event is sold out, if you are interested in getting on a wait list please e-mail Rachel at email@example.com.
ULI Utah Trends 2019 will be a deep dive with 15+ top industry experts who will be discussing the most current state and national real estate trends, with a focus on what to expect in the future. In addition to the speakers above, there will be several panel discussions and presentations on density, NIMBYism, trends in multi-family housing and how election results will help shape the real estate industry. Join us for a day that is sure to educate and inspire!
Free and open to public. Seating is limited.
*Some attendees may be eligible to receive AICP credits.
Social Hour and Networking
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Light Appetizers and Cash Bar
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
For more info: https://www.ce.ucf.edu/Program/Urban-and-Regional-Planning-Distinguished-Lecture-Series
The USF School of Architecture & Community Design's Lecture Series introduces students and the Tampa Bay community to a diverse range of ideas and global perspectives. Every semester, architects, urbanists, designers, academics and artists from across the United States and the world speak about their experiences and knowledge.
All lectures are free and open to students and the general public.
More info: https://www.usf.edu/arts/architecture/news-and-events/lecture-series/index.aspx
Joe has been awarded the annual Carmichael Speaker of 2018, for his role in the Art of City Building conference.
ART OF CITY BUILDING (AOCB) IS A CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE CONVERSATIONS AROUND PEOPLE, DESIGN AND PLACEMAKING.
This is the second visioning event in a planned series of public conversations that will bring together local, national, and international thought leaders who will share their experiences, connect to Halifax, and aim to challenge thinking.
“Retropolitan: The New American City”
Joe Minicozzi will speak in San Antonio, TX for the International Downtown Association at their annual event. Joe will be discussing Urban3's recent work, and be accompanied by Nicole Thompson of Downtown Durham, Inc. to highlight a recent study that Urban3 conducted to understand Durham's potential growth and development scenarios and discuss the fiscal and tax implications of such strategies.
Joe Minicozzi will speak at the annual conference of the Florida Redevelopment Association in Fort Myers, Florida. Joe will be accompanied by the City of Gainesville to highlight a recent study that Urban3 conducted to understand the City's potential growth and development scenarios and discuss the fiscal and tax implications of such strategies.
How do you use development to strengthen people and neighborhoods? This is your chance to take it down to the fundamentals. Look at development economics at a macro and micro level to make the case for transit-supportive real estate projects. Learn some key elements to bring development to fruition: data, partnerships and community engagement. Hear about market and human dynamics, as well as implementation strategies for equitable, sustainable development. Explore the development fundamentals to operationalize vibrant development.
Moderator: Susheela Nemani-Stanger, Director, Economic Development Department, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Principal, Urban3, Asheville, NC
Joshua Pollard, Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder, Omicelo and Omicelo Cares, Pittsburgh, PA
Joe Minicozzi will speak at the International Economic Development Council's national conference in Atlanta, GA. Joe will be accompanied by Nicole Thompson of Downtown Durham Inc. to highlight a recent study that Urban3 conducted to understand Durham's potential growth and development scenarios and discuss the fiscal and tax implications of such strategies. Joe will also be joined by representatives from Fourth Economy and Incremental Development Alliance.
Placemaking Round Robin - Growing Wealth Through Placemaking:
In a time of uncertainty of federal programs, communities that are feeling the crunch of municipal budgets must grow their own wealth. Placemaking, while often considered just a way to create beautiful places, is also a revolutionary tactic for preserving and distributing municipal and personal wealth. Learn how a sprawling growth model overwhelms city budgets, how cities and regions are generating investment from a focus on quality of life, and how marginalized neighborhoods are benefiting from an incremental, bottom-up development strategy.
2018 Fall Conference
Building Blocks: Laying a Foundation of Partnership
Hosted by the Tennessee Chapter of American Planning Association
Key Note Speaker - Breakfast Session
Friday 7:30 am
Placemaking in Downtown Kingsport Session
Friday 9:10 am
Joe Minicozzi will speak at the International Association of Assessing Officers at the annual event in Minneapolis. Joe will be accompanied by the City of Minneapolis to highlight a recent study that Urban3 conducted to understand the City's potential growth and development scenarios and discuss the fiscal and tax implications of such strategies.
The Spokane Regional Transit Council will host Joe Minicozzi for a public lecture in Spokane, Washington to share Urban3's analysis methodology, case studies and other best practices for land use development patterns based on economic and tax data. The lecture is open to the public.
Joe Minicozzi will provide a lecture for the annual conference of the Washington County Planning Association alongside Roger Millar of Washington State DOT.
Joe Minicozzi will participate in the NTBA Fall Round Table to talk about his hometown, Asheville — one of the Southeast’s most popular tourist towns and increasingly a retiree and millennial migration destination. Asheville is a learning lab, both for development professionals committed to healthy community growth and for local leaders open to a conversation about common goals and workable strategies.
Joe Minicozzi will be joined by his local Asheville peers about the history of Asheville's development, growth and highlight key actions and players that made the city what it is today.
Joe Minicozzi will provide a keynote lecture at the Florida Main Street Conference in Vero Beach, Florida. He'll discuss Urban3's recent work in Gainesville, FL and other cities with vibrant main streets and downtown revitalization efforts.
Join Asheville Museum of Science at The Collider for the next edition of Science Pub, a FREE Friday night guest speaker series offered by AMOS. Joe Minicozzi, AICP and principal of Urban3, LLC, will present “Economics & the Science of Cities.’” This program will take place on Friday, July 27, at The Collider. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Joe will address the connections between economic productivity, community vitality, human behaviors, and land use.