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2011 Speaker Series - 11/30/11

November 30,  10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Future of TOD in Prince George’s County- CM 1.5

Presentation Description:

In this talk, Mr. Leinberger will discuss the importance of a healthy social, economic, and environmental relationship for Prince George’s County. He will also compare Prince George’s County with other areas across the country using parameters such as walkabiliity and the economic health of the community.

Leinberger will illustrate his point with new research that shows a demand exists in high-value real estate in the targeted areas for walkable urbanism.

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Presenter's Biography:

Christopher B. Leinberger, Senior Fellow (non-resident) The Brookings Institution

Chris Leinberger, a land use strategist, teacher, developer, researcher, and author, balances business realities with social and environmental issues. Additional achievements are:

  • Professor and founding director of the Graduate Real Estate Development Program at the University of Michigan.

  • Visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

  • Founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a new urbanism/transit-oriented development and consulting firm.

  • President of Locus: Responsible Real Estate Developers and Investors.

  • Author of The Option of Urbanism, Investing in a New American Dream, published in 2008 by Island Press. He also authored Strategic Planning for Real Estate Companies and has written for numerous publications, such as The Atlantic Monthly and Urban Land magazine.

  • Profiled by CNN, National Public Radio, The Infrastructurist, and The Washington Post, among other broadcast, web, and print media.

  • Voted one of the “Top 100 Urban Thinkers” in a poll conducted in 2009 by Planetizen, the international urban planning and architecture web site.

  • Winner of the William H. Whyte Award by Partners for Livable Communities in 2010.

  • Graduate of Swarthmore College and the Harvard Business School.