Inside Tampa's New Urbanism Makeover
The article by Jamal Thaliji first introduces David Dixon, of Stantec, and Jeff Speck, of Speck & Associates and the author of Walkable City, as supporters of New Urbanism: "the movement to make cities more appealing and accommodating to human activity in order to generate economic activity."
Dixon and Speck are working with Tamp Bay Lightning owners Jeff Vinik on a planned $1 billion renovation of Tampa's downtown waterfront. According to Thaliji, "[Vinik] wants to spend the next decade turning 40 acres of empty land and existing development into a livable space that will appeal to two important demographics: millennials and empty nesters."
The article includes an in-depth interview with Dixon and Speck, touching on the scope of their work on the project, the current state of the design and planning process for the project, and how the tenants of New Urbanism will apply to the project.