The world is changing faster than ever. This session will outline the real estate and transportation trends reshaping American communities and describe what cities and towns are doing to manage change for economic, environmental and social benefit.
Some of the issues that will be discussed include: the mobility revolution & active transportation, innovative approaches to affordable housing, the economic impacts of parks, open space and place-making and the changing retail landscape.
Ed McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC where he is nationally known as a leading authority and thought-provoking speaker on economic development and land use policies and trends.
As the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development, McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities on environmentally sensitive development policies and practices.
Before joining ULI in 2004, McMahon spent 14 years at The Conservation Fund where he helped to acquire and preserve over 5 million acres of land for conservation and led the Fund’s Green Infrastructure and Gateway Communities Programs. McMahon is also the Chairman of the Board of the National Main Street Center and a Senior Advisor to ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative.