When: Monday, June 11, 2018, 9:30 — 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Since the turn of the 21st century and the onset of the knowledge economy, cities have turned toward the development of more walkable mixed-use places that often attract and retain a highly educated, young and collaborative workforce. Catalytic development represents this place-based response to changing demands that facilitates large-scale investment in concentrated, walkable urban areas. This model of real estate investment is best personified in Amazon’s impending decision on their second headquarters and the RFP that prioritized walkable, transit-oriented places.
On Monday, June 11, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings will host an event featuring the newly released report, "Catalytic development: (Re)creating walkable urban places." The report offers insights from six case study cities, including Amazon’s original HQ in Seattle, Wash., as well as Detroit, Mich., Chattanooga, Tenn., Cincinnati, Ohio, Cambridge, Mass. and Phoenix, Ariz., where private, university, or non-profit developers coalesced to reinvigorate their communities. Event speakers will discuss important lessons for those seeking to create economically productive and socially inclusive walkable urban places.
Following the panel discussions, speakers will take questions from the audience.