Building Better Burbs
with Tom Eitler, Urban Land Institute.
Monday, June 21, 7pm online, register here.
Suburban Areas that expect to flourish and successfully compete with their urban counterparts to attract and retain talent, need to encourage a better approach to urban design.
Creating Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods is key to success in this endeavor.
Prince William County suffers with the reputation as a car-oriented, monolithic suburban community with small-lot single family homes and townhouses located on curvilinear, cul-de-sac streets. Recent developments and future proposals are beginning to break this monotony but waiting for the "market" only to solve this dilemma is putting the future of the county's economic vitality in the hands of a few innovative developers.
The remaining developers and home builders will continue to build 20th century style neighborhoods. There are hundreds of locations around the county in the Development Area that could be developed or redeveloped as Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods providing the county with the ability to accommodate future growth while positioning itself as a community that is attractive to the millennial and Z generations.
Join the Prince William Conservation Alliance and its guest Tom Eitler for the Urban Land Institute as we discuss the opportunities for building better burbs.