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New Models for Mixed Use: Infill Strategies

Featuring Victor Dover

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During boom times, mixed-use development made a spectacular comeback, albeit much of it in the form of the megaprojects that are suddenly rare today. So now what? After decades of pushing by new urbanists and smart growth advocates, there’s finally consensus that mixed use is a crucial part of the way forward; it’s enshrined in many cities’ comprehensive plans, developers’ business plans, and community visions. The details of mixed use are undergoing refinement, however. We’re in a period of innovation and experimentation, in leaner times, and creative players are rolling out ways to redefine “mixed use.” The components and approaches are getting speedier, lighter, and less expensive—and more interesting.

In this webinar, Victor Dover will cover a spectrum of examples, including pop-up retail, new suburban retrofits, retooled public markets, micro-storefronts and historical patterns. The presentation will be followed by time for questions and discussion, and will include suggestions for further research.

Victor Dover, principal-in-charge of Dover Kohl, a planning firm based in Miami. He’s responsible for many of the firm’s design and planning projects, and most presentations. Victor has led more than 100 charrettes. He lectures widely around the nation on the topics of livable communities and sustainable development, and is national chair of the Congress for the New Urbanism.