In case you were not at the ULI/AIA Annual Sustainable Urban Development Luncheon on May 17, you missed a program that got rave reviews. After Mayor Ivy Taylor’s opening remarks (in her tennis shoes!), featured speaker Mitchell Silver, currently Commissioner of NYC Parks and Recreation and formerly the President of the American Planning Association and Planning Director for Raleigh, NC, shared some words of wisdom on how San Antonio can successfully implement our SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan. Panelists Bridgett White, COSA Planning Director, Steve Graham, SARA Assistant General Manager, and Jay Renkens, Principal and Director of Planning and Design Services with MIG, and Moderator Steve Patmon, educated the audience of over 330 attendees about SA Tomorrow and what we can expect as a result of it becoming a reality. The audience left with a better understanding of SA Tomorrow’s objectives, components and implementation strategies.
Links to the presentations are attached below.
Commissioner Silver’s presentation:
Best Practices for Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive Plan
SA Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan PPT:
SA Tomorrow Overview
ULI San Antonio’s next luncheon will be on September 19 at Pearl Stable with John Burns, author of Big Shifts Ahead. His topic will focus on what the Surban concept is and how future demographic shifts will change needs and desires in our built environment. Case studies from successful suburban, urban-type (Surban) developments in other cities will be highlighted. Your reserved seat guarantees you a copy of the book to take home. Save the date!