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Join CNU-Houston, Better Houston, and SuperNeighborhood 22 for a workshop on how placemaking can be a vital economic development tool for your neighborhood.

Cost: $10 for CNU members ; $30 for non-members


Nathan Norris will discuss why place matters and the relationship between economic development and placemaking.  He will share the historic basis for form-based codes and review case studies of cities, towns and counties who have adopted form-based codes for economic development purposes.  Additionally, Nathan will explore both the customization of form-based codes as well as the different implementation methods.  This workshop will feature a specific focus on how form-based codes can enhance the efforts of residents, businesses and developers working in Houston’s Super Neighborhood 22.

5 Continuing Education credits for AIA and AICP (courtesy of Houston APA)

NATHAN NORRIS is a Principal at PlaceMakers, a town planning firm offering a full range of services from planning charrettes and codes to implementation and marketing. His expertise is land development: management, design generation, project build-out, phasing, marketing, sales, green building. He is a licensed attorney, real estate broker, and advocate for great placemaking.

8:30 - 9:00 am       Workshop Registration
9:00 - 9:05 am       Welcome & Introduction
9:05 -10:30 am       Is the SmartCode Right for Houston?
10:30 -10:45 am       Break
10:45 -11:45 am       The SmartCode: Article by Article Overview.
11:45 -1:30 pm       Lunch and Walking Tour
1:30 - 2:00 pm       How to Customize & Administer a SmartCode
2:00 - 2:30 pm       How to Build Community Support for PlaceMaking
2:30 - 3:00 pm       Assessment & Next Steps


5 Continuing Education credits for AIA and AICP (pending)

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May 05, 2011
9:00AM for 6 hrs


Council on Alcohol & Drugs, 303 Jackson Hill Street




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