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David Dixon

David Dixon, FAIA, leads planning and urban design for Stantec's Urban Places, an interdisciplinary team that helps cities and suburbs alike thrive by harnessing the growing demand for urban life. His work has won national awards from the AIA, CNU, International Downtown Association, and ASLA. He is co-author of Urban Design for an Urban Century: Placemaking for People, which was first published by Wiley in 2009.

Just Suburbs: Creating Equitable Opportunities in Suburban Development

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT

 

The Coronavirus has caused us to rethink many things across our society, including how and where we live and work. Our changing demographics and economy were affecting how we view cities and suburbs before the pandemic. These changes...

 

The Coronavirus has caused us to rethink many things across our society, including how and where we live and work. Our changing demographics and economy were affecting how we view cities and suburbs before the pandemic. These changes present growing challenges to our suburbs.

Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 9, as Jason Beske and David Dixon, editors of Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places, will be joined by Eric Anthony Johnson, Chief of Economic Development, Housing and Neighborhood Services for the City of Dallas, Texas to examine how suburbs can begin to prepare themselves to become communities where the demographic mix presents the opportunity for everyone to thrive.

Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits. 

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Saving Our Suburbs Part 3: Smart Suburbs Webinar

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT

Register for Saving Our Suburbs Part 3: Smart Suburbs Webinar with co-authors David Dixon and Jason Beske. 

The formula that drove suburban growth for 60 years has run out of gas. Now what? From driverless cars to the internet of things, emerging technology can help suburbs deliver services more efficiently, reduce environmental impacts, and build community. Our expert panel discusses “future-proofing” to help suburbs surf the wave of new tech, not drown in it.

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs (Part 2) -- How to Seize Emerging Opportunities

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 1:00pm EST

In the first of three webinars, urbanist Chris Leinberger joined us to discuss how suburbs are building walkable urban places to become more Successful in response to dramatically shifting demographics, a growing knowledge economy, and disruptive...

In the first of three webinars, urbanist Chris Leinberger joined us to discuss how suburbs are building walkable urban places to become more Successful in response to dramatically shifting demographics, a growing knowledge economy, and disruptive technologies. 

On January 29, join us to learn about how suburbs can cover the costs of creating walkable urbanism by being Opportunistic and developing innovative public/private partnerships to pay for streets, public spaces, art and culture, and, yes, even parking—in other words, the infrastructure that turns density into a tool for creating community. Sarah Woodworth of W-ZHA and Chris Zimmerman of Smart Growth America will join us. Both are nationally known for their success in helping suburbs create innovative financing strategies. 

We conclude the series in March with a conversation on how suburbs can become "Smart" by harnessing rapidly emerging and disruptive technologies to make their communities more livable, equitable and resilient for everyone. 

This conversation will be moderated by Jason Beske, AICP, Consultant and Adjunct Professor at Virginia Tech College of Architecture & Urban Studies. 

Panelists include: 
- Sarah Woodworth, Managing Member/Owner, W-ZHA, LLC  
- Chris Zimmerman, Vice President, Economic Development, Smart Growth America 
- David Dixon, FAIA, Vice President, Stantec’s Urban Places

Your questions are welcomed! 

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