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Learn strategies to guide our communities in unlocking new urban opportunities

March 02, 2023

By David Dixon

In four courses, examine how planning and designing livable, resilient, and equitable communities can transform downtown, suburban, and urban centers.

For more than five decades, award-winning urban planner and designer, David Dixon has committed himself to enhancing the quality of life and economic opportunity for urban and suburban communities across North America. A community-building advocate, David speaks frequently throughout the country on a range of urban design issues, including smart growth, downtown revitalization, integrating a new generation of urban growth into historic urban environments, and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods. Now, the Residential Architecture Magazine Hall of Famer invites you to unlock the benefits of designing walkable, mixed-use, and sustainable communities through his four-course series on Planetizen.

Watch and learn from this powerful series of urban planning and design courses to equip you with tools to successfully navigate the changes happening in communities across North America.

This course series is approved for AICP CM and AIA CES credits.



A New Era of Downtown Opportunity: The Intersection of Housing and Innovation

Explore specific policy and urban design strategies for adapting downtowns to a new role: innovation communities.

Just Suburbs: The New Frontier for Equity and Inclusion

Learn how poverty is shifting from central cities to suburbs and how planners can utilize different strategies to create diverse and vibrant mixed-income neighborhoods.

Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

Examine how economic, demographic, and technological forces are reshaping suburbs and how these communities can manage change while enhancing livability, economic opportunity, and fiscal responsibility.

Walkable Density: Building Livable, Equitable, and Resilient Communities

Discover how walkable density is essential to empowering communities, in both cities and suburbs alike, to respond to and manage accelerating trends. 

  • David Dixon

    Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities"

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