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Certificate in Walkable Urban Development & Place-Based Strategic Planning

GW School of Business

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
4-Day Full Certificate Program: 11/14-11/16 and 12/6
Three days of sessions November 14 through November 16 in Washington, D.C., plus additional strategic plan review on December 6 in Atlanta, Ga.
Ended $1,950.00 $0.00
4-Day Full Certificate Program: 11/14-11/16 and 12/7   more info Ended $1,950.00 $0.00
3-Day Program: 11/14-11/16   more info Ended $1,750.00 $0.00
Single Day: 11/14   more info Ended $650.00 $0.00
Single Day: 11/15   more info Ended $650.00 $0.00
Single Day: 11/16   more info Ended $650.00 $0.00

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 There is a game-changing shift underway in real estate. Once perceived as a niche market, the walkable urban place (WalkUP) is becoming the market. And WalkUPs will drive tomorrow's real estate industry and the economy in the years to come.

Those who best understand the changes now taking place will be the ones who thrive in this new market and guide their communities on a path toward successful, sustainable developmen of walkable urban neighborhoods.

This four-day certificate program (three days in Washington, D.C., plus one optional day in Atlanta or D.C.) at GW School of Business is for you: the real estate professional, developer, city planner, and place manager.

OVERVIEW
For more than 50 years, the dominant development model in the United States has been the familiar driveable suburban archetype. However, starting in the mid-1990s, the pendulum slowly started to swing back to walkable urbanism, an approach that was characteristic of most metropolitan development prior to World War II.

Today, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and, surprisingly, Atlanta have emerged as models for how the nation should develop the built environment. DC: The WalkUP Wake-Up Call, and the forthcoming Atlanta: The WalkUP Wake-Up Call—research studies authored by Christopher Leinberger, GWSB Professor and Director of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis—identified scores of distinct, regionally significant WalkUPs in those metro areas, ranking them according to economic performance and social equity. The studies attempt to quantify and define the characteristics of WalkUPs, providing invaluable insights for real estate developers and public sector officials seeking to implement the smart growth policies that give rise to the walkable urban place. These studies provide the foundation of the program's hands-on training, and students will find the insights and learnings relevant and applicable to any metropolitan region.

FORMAT
Based on Leinberger's groundbreaking research, lectures from walkable urban real estate experts, and field visits, the certificate program will give developers, real estate executives, public officials, and place managers a detailed, in-depth education in how to develop projects in, and strategize for, walkable urban place development.

The program is divided into two sessions: three days in November at GWSB’s Washington, D.C. campus, and two days in December (one in Atlanta or one in D.C., depending on participant preference). During the first session, participants will hear from GWSB faculty, public and private sector experts in real estate, development, and urban planning, and explore walkable urban places in Washington, D.C. Participants will form three-to-five person teams to research and prepare a strategic plan for a chosen WalkUP in one of these two metropolitan areas, employing what they have learned. These plans will be reviewed and critiqued by Professor Leinberger and a panel of local experts in Atlanta or Washington, D.C., during the program’s one-day session in December.

Program Elements:

Speakers representing all aspects of real estate development, including place management, strategic planning, sustainability and land use, gentrification implications, financing, affordable housing, and product mix

Walking tours and field visits exploring the different types of WalkUPs in metropolitam DC 

Panel discussions with the experts representing all facets of the walkable urban development strategy in both Atlanta and DC.

View Brochure for Complete Schedule:

 

ITINERARY (For full itinerary and schedule, click here)

NOV. 14 FOCUS: PROGRAM INTRODUCTION & KICKOFF
  speakers & lecturers:

Chris Leinberger | Director, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis &
Professor of Urban Real Estate
, GWSB

Richard Bradley | Executive Director, Downtown DC Business Improvement District

Richard Reinhard | Deputy Executive Director, Downtown DC Business Improvement District

Ellen McCarthy | Former Director, Washington, DC, Office of Planning

Matt Klein | PresidentAkridge Development

Dan Biederman | President, 34th Street Partnership & Bryant Park Corp.

  field visits: Downtown DC: Walking tour and lectures

   
NOV. 15
FOCUS: PLANNING, FINANCING & DEVELOPMENT
  speakers & lecturers:

Benjamin Miller | Co-Founder, Fundrise

Brandon Parker | Vice Presient, Marketing & Public Affairs, Renaissance Downtowns

Neil Takemoto | Co-Founder, CSPM Group

Stephen G. Leeper | President & CEO, Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC)

Michael Stevens | Executive Director, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District

Jason B. Bonnet | Development Manager, Forest City

Christopher Zimmerman | Member, Arlington County (Va.) Board

Jeff Speck | Author, The Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time

  field visits: Capitol Riverfront: Walking tour and lectures
   


NOV. 16
FOCUS: STRATEGIC PLANNING
  speakers & lecturers:

Geoffrey Anderson | President & CEO, Smart Growth America

Chris Leinberger | Director, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis &
Professor of Urban Real Estate
, GWSB

     
DEC. 6
FOCUS: STRATEGIC PLANNING: CASE STUDY #1 CRITIQUE
Optional. Location: Atlanta, GA
  speakers & lecturers:

Chris Leinberger | Director, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis &
Professor of Urban Real Estate
, GWSB

Ellen Dunham-Jones | Architect & Professor, Georgia Tech School of Architecture

Jared Lombard | Atlanta Regional Commission

James F. Durrett, III | Executive Director, The Buckhead (Ga.) Community Improvement District

   
DEC. 7
FOCUS: STRATEGIC PLANNING: CASE STUDY #2 CRITIQUE
Optional. Location: Washington, D.C.

  speakers & lecturers:

Chris Leinberger | Director, Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis &
Professor of Urban Real Estate
, GWSB

Richard Bradley | Executive Director, Downtown DC Business Improvement District

 


     

 

SPEAKERS (Read speaker bios here)

WalkUP Certificate Program Speakers 























ABOUT THE RESEARCH

WalkUP Report Cover
DC: The WalkUP Wake-Up Call
The Nation's Capital As a National Model for Walkable Urban Places

The next real estate cycle will be defined by the rise of Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) and the fall of sprawl development. Metropolitan Washington, D.C., leads the nation in this trend. In this report, Christopher Leinberger defines D.C. metro's WalkUPs, ranks their economic performance and social equity, and discusses findings and implications for developers and society as a whole.

Download the report: http://business.gwu.edu/walkup/

Have questions about Certificate in Walkable Urban Development & Place-Based Strategic Planning? Contact GW School of Business

When & Where


GW School of Business
Duques Hall | 2201 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20052



Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM (EST)


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