New walkable places research awaits developers at New England LinkUp

The Boston metropolitan area ranked first nationwide for future walkable urbanism potential. Photo by Arden via Flickr.

Looking forward to the real estate and local leaders networking opportunities at the upcoming LOCUS LinkUp in Boston, MA on November 20th? Now there’s even more exclusive content to be excited about.

Representatives from LOCUS and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University (GWU) will present to attendees on their ongoing research of trends and opportunities in Walkable Urban Places (WalkUPs) across the Boston metropolitan area. This exclusive presentation will give developers unique insight into where New England’s next walkable places will be built.

This brand-new Boston research builds on the growing body of work on Walkable Urban Places created by LOCUS and the George Washington University. Earlier this year, the two partnered to release Foot Traffic Ahead, a report by LOCUS President Christopher Leinberger ranking metropolitan areas by current and future walkable urbanism.

In addition to Foot Traffic Ahead, GWU has released two region-specific WalkUP Wake-up Call reports—on Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. A WalkUP Wake-up Call report for the Boston metropolitan region, based on the new research, is slated for release early next year at the LOCUS Massachusetts Leadership Summit.

“The hope is to determine whether a trend towards walkable urbanism in the Boston metro area is taking hold—and to what extent.” said Patrick Lynch, Research and Development Manager at GWU. “[The Wake-up Call] also aims to identify areas that may become major Walkable Urban Places in the future.”

Along with the introduction of that new research, the LOCUS LinkUp will feature presentations on exciting, new development opportunities in the Boston metropolitan area. Mayor Scott Avedisian of Warwick, RI will present on available development opportunities at City Centre Warwick. Town Manager Robert Halpin of Framingham, MA will present on opportunities in his city.

Together, these presentations will provide developers with the information, resources, and tools necessary to build New England’s next successful smart growth developments.

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Members of LOCUS who are real estate developers and investors will receive complimentary registration. Not a LOCUS Member? Join LOCUS when you register for this event and gain access to all the events, networks, and resources that LOCUS provides. Learn more about LOCUS membership levels and prices.