The Economics of Urbanism Symposium

Gibbs Planning Group, Urban Retail Institute & Michigan Chapter ASLA


March 20, 2014, Birmingham, Michigan

9 AM - 5 PM; Registration begins 8 AM

This one-day educational symposium is designed for architects, developers, elected officials, policymakers, real estate brokers and urban planners. The fast paced event will include discussions and case studies about the theory and practice of placemaking in this post-recession economy. Speakers will review architectural design, economic fundamentals, finance and urban planning.

Our distinguished speakers will include: 

James Howard Kunstler, author, social critic, public speaker and blogger. Author of "The Long Emergency," “The Geography of Nowhere,” “The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition,” “Home from Nowhere: Remaking Our Everyday World For the 21st Century” and “Too Much Magic.”

Stefanos Polyzoides, AICP, architect, urbanist & CNU co-founder; Principal, Moule & Polyzoides Architects, Pasadena, California

Yaromir Steiner, Easton Town Center developer and CEO of Steiner Associates, Columbus, Ohio

James Tischler, AICP, PCP, Director, Community Development Division of Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Susan T. Mosey, President, Midtown Detroit, Inc.

Daniel P. Gilmartin, Executive Director and CEO of the Michigan Municipal League

Peter Allen, founder of Peter Allen & Associates, real estate developer, consultant, and University of Michigan educator

David Jensen, developer of renowned residential projects such as Westwood Common in Beverly Hills, Michigan. President of Woodlynne Design, Inc. and Kitchens By Jensen, Inc.

Robert Gibbs, ASLA, CNU, President of Gibbs Planning Group and author of "Principles for Urban Retail Planning and Development"

Gibbs Planning Group is pleased to host The Economics of Urbanism in celebration of our 25th Anniversary.

Sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Urban Retail Institute.

Professional: $100; ASLA & CNU members: $90; Students: $50

It will be held at The Community House, 380 S. Bates Street, Birmingham, Michigan 48009.

Contact: Carol Lombardi @

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January 21, 2014 - 12:00am
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