Featured Talk: Joe Minicozzi–Urban Planning and the Math of Smart Growth

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Monday, February 9, 2015 3:35 PM to 4:45 PM EST

Cities nationwide have accepted the profitability myth of urban sprawl and big box retail, but Joe Minicozzi of Urban3, LLC (U3) will share data that debunks that myth. Highlighting land value economics, property tax analysis, and community design, Minicozzi will show how promoting smart growth can secure a community’s fiscal health and give it a strong, independent sense of place. Emoke B’Racz, the owner of Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, will join Minicozzi for a conversation about Asheville’s smart growth success.

  • Emoke B’Racz, Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café (Asheville, NC)
  • Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Principal of Urban3 (Asheville, NC)
  • Oren Teicher, ABA Chief Executive Officer (Moderator)

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