The Smart Math of Urban Development

APA Missouri Chapter


Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6 p.m.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m. CST

Kansas City, MO, United States

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This session will present the simple math behind building valuable cities and will use innovative, consumer-friendly graphics to show communities which development patterns perform the best financially over the long term and build lasting value for a community.

Participants in this event will:

  • Understand the frequency of how taxes paid by residents in poor neighborhoods are used to fund improvements elsewhere,

  • Recognize that there’s a “math” to effective city building,

  • Identify where income is generated and what development patterns create the most valuable and resilient revenue sources,

  • Understand the financial implications of land use decisions in cities like Kansas City, and

  • Be able to build lasting value in the communities they serve.





Joseph Minicozzi, AICP

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Micah Starr,