Smart Growth in KC: How? Where?
Which areas offer Kansas City the greatest potential for smart long-term growth? A new fiscal assessment of the city, drawn up by urban planner Joe Minicozzi, offers a guide.
Minicozzi, principle of the North Carolina consulting company Urban3, and Chuck Marohn, a civil engineer, land use planner, and founder of the nonprofit Strong Towns, draw from the report in discussing fiscally responsible development in Kansas City. Strategically targeted investment in our neighborhoods and sensible development patterns can create lasting value. That, in turn, covers infrastructure costs, enables improvements in municipal services, and boosts prosperity.
The discussion, moderated by Mid-America Regional Council Executive Director David Warm, continues the Library’s Making a Great City series, co-presented by Gould Evans.