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CNU27.Louisville : Economic Development, Markets, and Growing a Tax Base

  • Henry Clay 604 S 3rd St Louisville, KY United States (map)

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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