Unleashing the Power of Small Scale Development

Making a Great City
Jim Kumon, president of the not-for-profit Incremental Development Alliance, points out that smaller scale, infill projects are fundamental to financially self-sustaining communities and also a hedge for maintaining affordable housing. Kumon explores how current zoning and development conventions make these small-scale projects difficult, if not illegal, then highlights the ways his organization helps provide individuals and community partners with the skills needed to overcome these challenges and build sm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Program: 
6:30 pm
Smaller scale, infill projects are fundamental to financially self-sustaining communities and also a hedge for maintaining affordable housing. This program will explore how current zoning and development conventions make small-scale projects difficult, and will also highlight what skills and resources are needed to overcome these challenges.

The event is part of the new Making a Great City series, designed to advance realistic solutions to our country’s infrastructure crisis and point Kansas City, specifically, toward being great, more productive city. It is co-presented by the Hall Family Foundation, the planning and design studio of Gould Evans, Greater Kansas City LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), the local council of the Urban Land Institute, the Mid-America Regional Council, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, and the National Association of Realtors.
 
Making a Great City programs:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Strong Towns: The Profits, and Losses, of Growth

Thursday, March 8, 2018
The Smart Math of Urban Development

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Unleashing the Power of Small-Scale Development