October 2018

Topic is on the agenda for the 2018 California American Planning Assn. Conference in San Diego

When the American Planning Association of California convenes in San Diego on Oct. 7, Michele Vives, Senior Managing Director of Douglas Wilson Cos., will present innovative strategies for successful transit-oriented development (TOD) in underserved neighborhoods, based on her work with the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation.

“The challenge of underserved neighborhoods is to successfully reconcile economic factors with solid planning goals,” said Vives, who will appear on a panel comprised of other notable planning experts, including Peter Winch of WRT, Diego Velasco of M.W. Steele Group, and Paul Marra of Keyser Marston.

Vives will review tactics that helped revive efforts for successful transit-oriented development at a key intersection in the Southeast community (Euclid and Market), located just minutes from San Diego’s thriving downtown.

“Working with the city for developer incentives and state agencies for grants and other infrastructure improvements has helped create community-serving and job-creating businesses on this undeveloped, underutilized land,” said Vives. “As with all things, a solid working relationship between city staff and private interests laid the foundation for getting things done.”

The American Planning Assn. California Conference in San Diego will be held Oct. 7-10 and is entitled “Shaping our Future: Planning Places for All.” For more information, visit apacalifornia.org.

October Events

by admin on October 1, 2018

North County Estate Planning Council (NCEPC) – October 2
NCEPC is holding its monthly meeting in Rancho Santa Fe, California.  This month’s meeting is focusing on Current Thoughts in Estate and Charitable Planning. John Morrell will be attending.

Urban Land Institute (ULI) – October 8-11
ULI is hosting its Fall Conference this month in Boston, Massachusetts. Douglas Wilson and Nicholas Wilson will attend this event.

Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) – October 12
NAIOP is sponsoring an afternoon of multi-event, team-oriented competition to let loose, network and compete with your commercial real estate peers at San Dieguito Park in Solana Beach, California. Nicholas Wilson will participate.

National Investment Conference (NIC) – October 17-19
The NIC is holding its Fall Conference this year in Chicago, Illinois. Michele Vives will be attending.

National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) – October 18-20
NAFER is hosting its 7th Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Both Douglas Wilson and John Morrell will be attending the event.

Downtown San Diego Partnership (DSDP) – October 25
DSDP will be hosting its Annual Alonzo Awards at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California. Douglas Wilson, John Morrell, Nicholas Wilson and Michele Vives will all be attending.