“Building the 21st Century Twin Cities”
September 16, 2015 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
LAI Minnesota’s own Tom Fisher, Assoc. AIA, is the current Dean of the College of Design in the School of Architecture at the U of M. By the time he speaks to LAI MN, he will be the Director of the Metropolitan Design Center, also at the U of M. Since its founding in 1988 with a grant from the Dayton Hudson Foundation, the MDC has explored how an integrated urban design approach can help in making metropolitan communities more livable and sustainable. Tom will discuss his vision as he begins his tenure at MDC and looks forward to a lively exchange with LAI members!
LAMBDA ALPHA INTERNATIONAL
P r e s e n t s
Something Old, Something New
Presentation and Tour of the Northrop Revitalization & LAI MN Social
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 — 4:00 pm
University of Minnesota School of Design
Something “new:” An afternoon program followed by a wine and appetizer social for LAI MN members and their guests! The venue will be something “old” but undergoing revitalization: Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus.
We will gather in Rapson Hall for a presentation by the lead design architect for the renovation, Tim Carl of HGA, and John Silva of JE Dunn, the construction contractor. LAI’s own Charlene Roise will describe the preservation considerations for renovation of the University’s historic focal point on Northrop Mall.
Following the presentation, we’ll move to Northrop for a tour and then return to Rapson Hall for Q&A and refreshments.
3:45 Assemble in Room 225 of Rapson Hall, networking
4:00 Presentation starts promptly
4:30 Tour of Northrop
5:15 Return to Rapson for Q&A and refreshments
LAI Membership is by invitation only.
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“A West Side Story: Differential Impacts
of the Hiawatha Light Rail Line on Property Values”
featuring Edward G. Goetz
September 16, 2009 • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
What is the impact of the Hiawatha light rail line on nearby residential property values–and how can this information be used to anticipate property value changes along other light-rail lines?
A study sponsored jointly by the University of Minnesota and Hennepin County considered whether proximity to the new light rail stations is associated with a price premium for homes selling within a one-half mile radius since the line was completed in 2004. The study also examined whether proximity to the line (separate of distance to stations) is associated with a decline in values (a so-called “nuisance effect”), and whether the size and direction of these price effects differ depending on whether properties are located east of the line or on the west side.
Our speaker will be Edward G. Goetz, a professor of urban and regional planning at the Humphrey Institute and director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Professor Goetz’ research focuses on issues of affordable housing within regional and community contexts.
His most recent book, “Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America,” won the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in 2005.