DDG’s own Dustin Watson will be discussing “Urban Infill Goes Green” at the upcoming ICSC RECon Las Vegas. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry and retail real estate professionals.
In his address, Dustin will focus on elevating infill into greenfill to create memorable, sustainable urban neighborhoods that offer a powerful sense of place.
Dustin notes that with more than half the world’s population now living, working, and playing in cities, “changes in where we live need to be accompanied by changes in how we live. How will we fit more peopleinto less space in ways that are practical, affordable, and sustainable? How will we design and build the kinds of spaces that engage, excite, and inspire?” The solution, he asserts, is a strategy that delivers the compact communities and energized streetscapes of New Urbanism, the sensible land use and urban planning of Smart Growth, and the environmentally friendly priorities of green design.