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Saving our Suburbs (Part 1) – How to Create Successful Suburbs

November 15, 2018

In part one of this three-part series, experts discuss how suburbs succeed by becoming more urban

The formulas that guided suburban growth for more than 60 years no longer work. How can suburbs adapt to increasingly complex social, economic, fiscal, and environmental demands? What new approaches can help them secure their futures?

In part one, of this three-part webinar series on Saving Our Suburbs (S.O.S.), panelists unpack data and share case studies that show how suburbs are preparing for—and succeeding in—a new demographic, cultural, and economic landscape. They give perspective on how public officials and community leaders can rethink their approach to development and growth in response to changing tastes and markets. Based on the book Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.


  • David Dixon, Urban Places Fellow, Stantec
  • Jason Beske, Senior Urban Designer, Stantec
  • Chris Leinberger, Chair and Professor, Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis George Washington University

  • 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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  • Jason Beske

    A senior urban designer focused on the opportunities and challenges facing suburbs in America, Jason has worked on large-scale comprehensive plans and civic engagement initiatives as well as neighborhood, district, and high-profile site planning.

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