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Front Page - Friday, April 21, 2023

Urban planner Lima to speak at CIVIQ

Urban planner James Lima will speak about urban design, planning and placemaking May 4 at The Camp House. - Photograph provided

Renowned urban planner James Lima will be the next guest to take the stage at CIVIQ, Chattanooga Design Studio’s ongoing speaker series about urban design, planning and placemaking.

Lima will present “The Economics of Placemaking” Thursday, May 4, 5:30 p.m., at The Camp House (806 East 12th Street).

Lima’s firm, James Lima Planning + Design, provides planning, policy, real estate and economic advisory services for downtown and waterfront revitalization, placemaking and shaping public policy.

Lima previously served as a New York City affordable housing and economic development official and was later appointed by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to be the founding president of the public corporation overseeing the redevelopment and operations of historic Governors Island in New York Harbor.

His recent work includes co-authoring with the Urban Land Institute “The Case for Open Space: Why the Real Estate Industry Should Invest in Parks and Open Spaces,” “Placemaking as an Economic Engine for All,” “The Routledge Handbook of Placemaking” and real estate and economic analyses for flood vulnerable urban waterfront districts in Miami, Lower Manhattan and Silicon Valley.

The event is free and open to the public. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/civiq-with-james-f-lima-tickets-569779113667.

The Lyndhurst Foundation provides the funding for CIVIQ in honor of Robert Taylor.

Source: CIVIQ