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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.

Webinar: Just Suburbs: Creating Equitable Opportunities in Suburban Development

A Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network event

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...

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.

The Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network hosted this webinar on Thursday, July 9, with Jason Beske and David Dixon, editors of Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places. They were joined by Dr. 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.

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs Part 3

Smart Suburbs

The formula that drove suburban growth for 60 years has run out of gas. Now what? Our expert panel discusses “future-proofing” to help suburbs surf the wave of new tech, not drown in it.

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.

Based on the book Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places 

Panelists include:

Conversation moderated by Lisa Schamess, Communications Manager for Congress for New Urbanism.

Access the presenters' slides here.

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs Part 2

How to Seize Emerging Opportunities

In this webinar you'll learn 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...

In this webinar you'll learn 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. The webinar series is based on the book Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places. 

This conversation was 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