April Chapter Meeting

April Chapter Meeting
Planning to Grow Akron
When:  April 5, 2017, Deadline to register is March 29, 2016
Where: Aqueduct Brewing
529 GRANT ST #106, Akron, OH 44303
Cost:  AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
5:00 – 6:00       Registration & Social
6:00 – 7:00       Presentation
Continuing Education:
Assistant to the Mayor
Director of Planning and Urban Development
Jason Segedy formerly served as the Director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), where he oversaw the allocation of all federal transportation funds in Greater Akron.
Segedy brings 20 years of transportation and urban planning experience to the position.  Additionally, in 2012 he served as Chairman of the Board of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, a $4.5 million planning effort spanning 12 Northeast Ohio counties. Segedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in Geography and Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Urban Planner Jason Segedy to talk about current projects and opportunities in the City of Akron.
Topics will include:
-Describe current initiative to Grow Akron by revitalizing neighborhoods and reinventing Akron as a place to live.
-Identify strategies to spur development of new housing construction and housing rehabilitation and to develop neighborhood-based plans to create nodes of activity and increased walkability.
-Illustrate how identification and marketing of historic areas and community assets could spur economic development.
-Discuss what opportunities exist for the community to be engaged.
Deadline to Register Is March 29, 2017