Provider Name: Louisiana Realtors
Address: 821 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number: (225) 923-2210
Website: http://www.larealtors.org

Course Summary

Tools for Neighborhood Transformation Workshop

Planning trends are changing as cities and counties are strapped with cash, and planning departments are looking for more creative ways to engage residents and business owners. National trends are demonstrating that public-private partnerships are needed to supplement limited public funds. Furthermore, residents and business owners are tired of waiting for government to make progress and are eager to make improvements themselves in their own neighborhoods. Widespread tactical urbanism is a way that communities are creating physical, tangible, doable improvements. Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) and National Association of REALTORS want to be at the forefront of this movement, utilizing its momentum to implement smart growth.
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Format: Classroom
Hours: 2.00
Price: Free

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Agency Approval Course Number Expiration
Louisiana Real Estate Commission 0427 10/30/2021

Instructors

Jason Roberts

Jason Roberts, Founding Director, Better Block Foundation Jason Roberts is an artist, civic activist, and urban designer whose life’s work has been dedicated to the creation of healthy, vibrant, and sustainable neighborhoods. In 2006, Jason formed the nonprofit organization, Oak Cliff Transit Authority, to revive the Dallas streetcar system, and later spearheaded the city’s effort in garnering a $23 million grant from the federal government to help reintroduce a modern streetcar system to Dallas. In 2010, Jason organized a series of Better Block projects, taking blighted blocks with vacant properties in Dallas and converting them into temporary, walkable districts with pop-up businesses, bike lanes, cafe seating, and landscaping. The project has become an open-sourced international movement occurring everywhere from Melbourne, Australia to Tehran, Iran, and has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Dwell Magazine. Jason has received a Champions of Change award from the U.S. White House, showcased in the 2012 Venice Biennale, and was listed in Planetizen‘s Top 100 Most Influential Urbanists.

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