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First-Tier Suburban Reinvestment Strategies

First-Tier Suburban Reinvestment Strategies

The APA Texas Chapter-Midwest Section invites to you to our professional development and networking luncheon at the North Central Texas Council of Governments in Arlington!


Luncheon Topic: First-Tier Suburban Reinvestment Strategies

With superhighways, dreamboat cars, colossal shopping centers, and shiny new homes, the incredible postwar American development surge brought millions into the inner-ring suburbs across the nation. Nearly half a million homes were built in Dallas and the adjacent inner-ring cities between 1945 and 1980, stretching from Plano to Cedar Hill and from Mesquite to Arlington. As these cities near build-out, they share a number of challenges and increased competition with outer-ring suburbs. These challenges include declining populations and tax base, deteriorating infrastructure, aging neighborhoods and retail centers, rapid ethnic change, and increasing poverty.

Many of these communities are proactively addressing these challenges through innovative social, rehabilitation, and redevelopment programs to achieve fresh vibrancy. These include, but are not limited to, Plano’s Love Where You Live community empowerment program, Carrollton’s Retail Redevelopment and Rehabilitation Program, and Catalyst Urban Development’s major redevelopment projects and plans in Downtown Arlington and Downtown Garland.

Join us for lunch as we learn about first-tier reinvestment strategies from Plano's Director of Neighborhood Services, Lori Schwarz, AICP; Carrollton's Director of Development Services, Ravi Shah, CBO; and Catalyst Urban Development's President and Development-Principal Paris Rutherford, as they share best practices and lessons learned. Lunch will be catered by Chipotle. Please see luncheon details below.


When: Friday, June 19, 2015

Where: North Central Texas Council of Governments (Metroplex Room), 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, Texas, 76011

Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm, registration begins at 11:30am

Cost: $15 APA Members or $20 Non-APA Members for lunch (Chipotle).

Registration closes Tuesday, June 16. Luncheon is limited to 40 attendees and will sell-out.

1.5 CM credits have been submitted for this luncheon


Organizer APA - Midwest Texas Section


Fri, June 19, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
616 Six Flags Drive
Arlington, Texas 76011
United States

Metroplex Room