Developing Authentic Places: The Hipster Effect


The youth of today are rediscovering the excitement that living in a city brings—seeking out, discovering and oftentimes helping to create the coolest places one can find. Join us for a conversation about the increasing complexity that the "Hipster Effect" is bringing to our cities, towns and villages. Hear insight from CNU's premier young developers and implementers on how to understand this uncharted territory.


  • Russell S. Preston, Design Associate, Cornish Associates
  • Ari Heckman, Development Director, Cayuga Capital Management
  • Katie Selby Urban, Co-Founder, Director of Community Affairs, South Main Development, Inc.
  • Max Reim, Principal and Co-Managing Partner, Live Work Learn Play LLP

Presentation by Ari Heckman: