Midtown planner to speak at luncheon


By Karen Kennedy


Jeff Speck, Washington DC-based author, city planner and architectural designer, will speak at the June 12 Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Ritz Charles. Speck will present “Midtown – a Redevelopment Plan” which was commissioned by the City of Carmel.

According to the Chamber, registration is high for this event. This is likely due to the fact that both city officials and private citizens are strongly divided on this issue and what it means for both future private development and the city’s budget in the years to come.

Speck is an international advocate for smart growth and sustainable design. He has co-authored two books, “Suburban Nation: the Rise and Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” and “The Smart Growth Manual.” His recently released book is entitled “ Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time.”

While the pre-registration deadline has passed for this event, anyone still interested in attending should contact the Carmel Chamber directly at 846-1049.


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