Recap of Strong Towns presentation in Miami about fiscally-responsible development

Very last-minute, I got word that CNU Miami was presenting a Strong Towns Curbside Chat on Saturday afternoon.  I attended and was inspired.  Charles Marohn spoke about how the late 20th century pattern of development, particularly infrastructure, does not pay for itself.  Download the Curbside Chat booklet here.

Among the discussion of infrastructure, Charles had a few slides about what kind of buildings generate more property tax per acre and requires less infrastructure.  No surprise: 6-story, mixed-use, urban development generates 100 times the property tax per acre of a big box retail store.  The slides, below, were made by collaborator Joseph Minicozzi of Urban 3 in Asheville, NC.  Recent article including slides here, and video of Joseph speaking at UM last year here.

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