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Building 21st Century Suburbs – Metro Transit TOD Forum

In the second half of the 20th century, walkable and mixed-use “streetcar suburbs” were increasingly overshadowed and sometimes replaced by suburbs that were primarily auto-dominated. In the early 21st century, this trend has come into question, and communities of all kinds in the Twin Cities metro are attempting a revival of walkable, mixed-use suburban development. Whether it is a town center built from scratch, a repurposed shopping mall, or the expansion of a historic main street, these developments represent a departure from the suburban development patterns of past decades.

To understand these trends, join the metro Transit Office of Transit Oriented Development for Building 21st Century Suburbs, a panel discussion on the future of suburban development in the Twin Cities region. You’ll hear experts from the development community discuss why they have invested in walkable mixed-use developments, where they see the suburban development market headed, and how cities and developers can work together to create the kind of places that will be in demand in the 21st century.


Building 21st Century Suburbs

Moderated by Bruce Carlson of Westwood Professional Services, our panel will include:

  • Jaci Bell, Director of Development at Kraus Anderson
  • George Sherman, President of Sherman Associates
  • David Wellington, Director of Acquisitions and Development at Wellington Management
  • Kersten Elverum, Director of Planning and Development, City of Hopkins
  • Tim Gladhill, Community Development Director, City of Ramsey
  • Bob Streetar, Community Development Director, City of Oakdale

Professional Development: This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP credits

There will be time for discussion, questions, and refreshments!

We hope to see you there!

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