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Ask Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Urban3

Ask the Expert Lunch

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Joe Minicozzi, AICP, Principal of Urban3, uses analytic tools to examine the implications of different growth patterns on city coffers and highlight the value of walkable, mixed-use development. He helps cities and regions across the country (as well as Canada, Australia and New Zealand) look at:

- Land use
- Urban design
- and Economics

To see how they’re doing financially, and what they could be doing better. Given the recent budget shortfall and Mayor Turner’s paradigm-shifting priorities, we could not be more excited to bring Joe to Houston at this moment.

“He can dazzle you, your boss, and your local governing board with his numbers. His tax analysis of comparing compact downtowns to urban sprawl is really awesome. He shows that even the crappiest little downtowns well outperform the traditional power centers we’ve all come to loathe (or love?).
It’s really hard to argue with his analysis. And how he delivers the message. It’s powerful.”
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Take advantage of the opportunity to have an intimate conversation and lunch with Joe on Wednesday, August 31st, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, at the Downtown Club at the Met. Registration is $75 and seating is very limited, so reserve your spot now.

Following the lunch there will be a:

- Technical workshop with City of Houston staff and other regional entities
- Free public lecture at the United Way, 6 -8 pm, presented by the Kinder Institute and Congress for the New Urbanism Houston, in collaboration with Houston Tomorrow

If you want to go further, you can sponsor this lunch for $500 (or more). You’ll receive 3 tickets, as well as recognition at the lunch and lots of hearty appreciation!

This Lunch generously hosted by the Goodman Corporation and sponsored by Traffic Engineers Inc. Thank you to our sponsors!

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