Managing Walkable Urbanity*
The dramatic impact of business improvement districts (BIDs) over the last two decades has confirmed that urban design alone does not make for great urban spaces. Management is key. The success of BIDS has led them to expand beyond effective provisioning of what were once "municipal services" to public policy advocacy, economic development, and even school reform. This session will explore these trends and others, including management of new suburban town centers and for-profit BID models.