Rob Bennett, CEO of EcoDistricts, is convinced that the urban redevelopment industry is in need of an extreme makeover. While progress is being made to advance smart growth, transit-oriented development and green buildings, there is much more to do and at stake for the future of our communities and our planet.
Every city has underutilized, contaminated and often forgotten acreage sitting fallow. Rob suggests that urban development leaders need to reimagine neighborhood-scale development as the fundamental solution that will transform cities. He challenges every city leader to prioritize partnerships and place-based investments that surpass the status quo real estate and infrastructure paradigm. He will introduce us to projects and people who are leading this new age of city building – one neighborhood at a time.