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SOLD OUT - A Walkable Future

  • 20 Apr 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • City Club of Fort Worth, 301 Commerce St
  • 130


This event has sold out.

City Club of Fort Worth
April 20th 7:30-10 am


7:30-8:20 am
Registration and Breakfast 

 8:20-10:00 am



$35 for Members
$50 for Non-members

Members of Host or Participating Organizations will receive a code enabling them to register at the Member rate.

If you are a member of the Tarrant Transit Alliance and have not received a code, please contact rachel@tarranttransitalliance.org

The built environment is in the middle of a structural change, only comparable to the change that took place two generations ago following World War II.  Since the mid-1990s, many consumers have been demanding different options to the “one-size-fits-all” drivable sub-urban development.  This change, marked by the convergence of the rising millennial generation and soon-to-retire Baby Boomers, is characterized by areas where daily needs can be met within walking distance, or “walkable urbanism.”  This includes downtown and suburban downtown revitalization, New Urbanism, transit-oriented development, and other new ways of building.

But how does this new model work in North Texas, and specifically in the socio-political climate of Tarrant County?  Are Texans ready to surrender their cars (or at least one of them) and live in more dense areas?  Will local governments and current residents be supportive?

Hear the latest news on this trend from Chris Leinberger, national expert on walkable urban development.  Using detailed economic data, Leinberger identifies the value-add created by walkability, building support for these projects. 

Panel members will explore the real-world challenges of creating walkable developments when dealing with wary existing neighborhoods, outdated or inflexible regulations, and market perceptions and realities.

Getting to the event:

Meeting Location –

The City Club - Fort Worth 
301 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

The City Club is located in the Bank of America Tower on the 3rd Floor.



There are two parking garages you may choose from -

The Entrance to Garage 1 is located at 201 Commerce.

From Garage 1 - Take the elevator to the Bridge Level 2. Follow the Bank of America skywalk into the building & take the elevator to the 3rd floor.


The Entrance to Garage 2 is located at 401 Jones St or 401 Calhoun St

From Garage 2 - Take the elevator to Bridge Level 3.  Follow the skywalk into the building.  Walk through the elevator corridor until you see the skywalk to the other garage.  You will look for the skywalk to the Bank of America Building.  Once inside the Bank of America Building, take the elevator to the 3rd floor to access the City Club. 

Keynote Speaker:
Chris Leinberger

Land use strategist, professor, real estate developer, and author who balances business realities with social and environmental concerns. Named as one of The 100 Most Influential Urbanists of all time in a 2017 Planetizen poll.

Panel Members

Frank Bliss
Cooper & Stebbins - Developer of Southlake Townsquare

Justin Springfield
Old Town Development - Roanoke Developer

Fernando Costa
Assistant City Manager of The City of Fort Worth

Bill Boecker
Fine Line Development – Mixed-Use Master Planned Developments

Moderated by Scott Polikov, Gateway Planning

Hosted by ULI North Texas, AIA Fort Worth, the Construction Management Association of America – North Texas, Near Southside Inc., the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, TRVA,
and The Tarrant Transit Alliance.

Other Participating Organizations are NCTCOG, USGBC and EarthX.   




(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147


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