Urban Planning Webinar Series

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With 80 percent of the U.S. population living in cities (U.S. Census 2012), how do urban planners and real estate developers accommodate such a concentration of people? The Urban Planning Webinar Series addresses the real issues that come along with urban projects like zoning, building codes, transportation systems, environmental practices, walkability standards, and public space needs.

This series is curated by Tom Bothen, CCIM, instructor at Roosevelt University's Marshall Bennett School of Real Estate and Senior Instructor for CCIM Institute.

Webinars in the Series


Affordable Housing & Its Relevance to Urban Planning

With an expanding affordable housing shortage our cities are confronted with major challenges that require big plans for sustainable urban development. Commercial real estate professionals need to be aware of these urban planning initiatives and the investment opportunities they present. This webinar will define affordable housing and its trends; how to finance an affordable housing investment and the impact of tax reform legislation; and the wider business and social implications of affordable housing.

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Member: $165 | REALTOR®: $178 | Non-member: $190


City Planning

In this two-hour webinar, Jon B. DeVries, Director of Roosevelt University's Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate and author of Planning Chicago will offer an overview on issues related to:

  • planning transportation
  • housing
  • zoning
  • walkability
  • creating healthy places
  • reaction to corporate inbound migration
  • cultural opportunities
  • city growth