Silver Spring, MD: A transit-oriented transformation


Back in April, we took at trip to Silver Spring, MD to see how it’s transformed from a car-oriented suburb into a much more walkable, accessible town with an active downtown. In Silver Spring, we were met by some of the town’s leaders and transit experts to discuss the future Purple Line light rail.

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Building affordable housing around transit: plan ahead and spread it out


Cities of all sizes are facing a shortage of housing for their poorest, most vulnerable residents. And a smaller set of booming cities are becoming completely unaffordable to even the middle class. To ensure enough attainable housing is built to satisfy demand, particularly as new transit service comes to an area and raises land values, such housing has to be planned for and spread out as much as possible.

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Seen and heard at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit


The breadth of topics covered at the LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods reflected the breadth of expertise among attendees. Here’s a look back at the walking tour, keynotes, sessions, and Capitol Hill lobby with the First & Main coalition that were caught live on Twitter with #LOCUSsummit2018.

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LIVE: Community as Corporation, Talent Retention Strategies for Sustainable Growth

Watch the welcoming remarks from the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit by LOCUS Director Christopher Coes, LOCUS President Jair Lynch and Oxford, MS Mayor Robyn Tannehill, followed by the keynote from Majora Carter, a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.

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Today is the last day to register for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit

This year’s event is an interactive opportunity for members of the real estate industry to learn more about the future of walkable, triple bottom line development and to connect with like-minded professionals working on these types of projects and advocating for better public policy across the country. Don’t miss your chance to attend.

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Happy Women’s History Month from LOCUS!

The real estate industry and LOCUS have been fundamentally shaped by the work of women developers and investors, policy experts, government officials, planners, designers, and community organizers. From federal policy to real estate finance, infrastructure to equity, women are influencing the way we think about rebuilding America’s neighborhoods and transforming them into vibrant and inclusive walkable communities. LOCUS is proud to be hosting a talented line-up of these dynamic leaders at the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods next month.  

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2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit prices going up Friday, March 23rd

The 2018 LOCUS Leadership Summit: Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods is just around the corner. LOCUS is excited to welcome the nation’s top real estate industry leaders, policy experts, and elected officials to Washington, DC from April 22-24 and we hope to see you among them. Registration prices will go up this Friday, March 23. So don’t miss your chance to participate in this year’s dynamic event!

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