Thursday, February 11, 2010

Leinberger and Zielinski Opportunity

This will be one of the most interesting presentations for Ann Arbor on Transit-Oriented Development:

  • When: Monday February 15, 1:30-3:00 PM
  • Where: Art and Architecture Building Lecture Hall, North Campus, University of Michigan
  • Who: Christopher B. Leinberger and Susan Zielinski
  • Topic: Transit Oriented Development:
    What? Why? Local Examples? How Do They Leverage Sustainablity?

Leinberger and Zielinski are both internationally known experts in sustainable development and transportation's rule in sustainability. Leinberger is probably best known for his article, "The Next Slum" in Atlantic Monthly, published at the height of the real estate plunge. He is a Professor of the University of Michigan and is to deliver a lecture to a class that day, but lives in Washington DC, occupied with his full-time research fellowship at The Brookings Institution. His insights into real estate finance are widely sought after, and we expect to get some good input on the 15th.

Sue Zielinski is also on the faculty at U of M, Managing Director of SMART (Sustainable Mobility & Accessibility Research & Transformation, a project of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor). She has observed and consulted with transportaton systems all around the world, so we can expect both broad and deep insights from her.

We're fortunate to have two world experts in our community, so go if you can! (I can't - anybody want to report on it for us?)

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