San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Asheville Downtown Association will host speaker Ed McMahon of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) for a discussion on development in Downtown Asheville. Mr. McMahon is the ULI's Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development leading its efforts to conduct research and educational efforts related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices. This event is presented by BB&T.
Mr. McMahon will discuss how changes in demographics, technology, consumer attitudes and the economy are reshaping the economic development paradigm as well as the economics of community uniqueness. He'll cover topics like: a vital urban core, anchor institutions, historic buildings, neighborhoods, parks and greenways, arts and culture, locally owned businesses vs. chain/formula stores and the impact of tourism. View Ed McMahon's TED Talk here.
The ADA will also unveil its three-year strategic plan, adopted in June. The process involved more than 100 interviews with stakeholders from across a variety of positions and interests. Thanks to DHG and McGuire, Wood & Bissette Law Firm for supporting the strategic plan.
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Asheville Downtown Association
Created in 1987, the Asheville Downtown Association is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and improvement of the central business district. Through programs and annual objectives, the Board of Directors work to make downtown Asheville the center of commerce, culture and leisure. Together, the Asheville Downtown Association board and members support the vitality of downtown through public advocacy, political involvement and community events. Membership is open to any person or organization interested in supporting the downtown community. Members reflect a wide variety of residents, property owners, business professionals, retailers and restaurants.