David Dixon

Residential Architecture Magazine named David to their Hall of Fame as “the person we call to ask about cities.” He is an author and sought-after speaker on topics related to urban planning and design.

  • David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 201853:17

    David Dixon discusses the next generation of urban places at NZPI 2018

    On March 22, 2018, David presented to an international audience at the 2018 New Zealand Planning Institute conference about the growing demand for denser, mixed-use, walkable—urban—environments in the

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  • Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Published: Demographics are Destiny: Dublin, Ohio Responds

    Adapted from his presentation at the "Who is Reinventing the Suburbs" session at CNU 26 in Savannah, David Dixon discusses a case study on suburban redevelopment.

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  • International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    International Downtown Association Report: The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities

    This groundbreaking study by the IDA, Stantec, and HR&A Advisors highlights a downtown’s unique and impactful contributions to a city's economy, inclusiveness, vibrancy, identity, and resilience

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    WEBINAR RECORDING: How parking management can increase transportation choices and leverage downtown growth

    In this webinar, our team discussed parking best practices and how they can enable downtown growth, enhance public realm improvements, reduce parking costs, and preserve equitable mobility choices.

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  • Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    Boxed in by changing markets, 20th-century suburbs learn how to reinvent themselves

    In the competition for knowledge workers and jobs, suburbs find a surprising road to success: Becoming more urban

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  • Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    Read a free chapter of Suburban Remix, edited by Jason Beske and David Dixon

    In chapter 2, David Dixon traces the history of American suburbs from the 1850s to 20th-century sprawl and frames today's interest in compact, walkable suburbs

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  • What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    What does Value of Downtowns report tell us about tomorrow’s cities and regions? (Part 2)

    New report provides a window to the future, which includes autonomous vehicles, job growth, and community diversity

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    WEBINAR RECORDING: Giving New Life to Dying Malls

    In the face of big changes to retail that have changed the status of the shopping mall, how can we tap powerful demographic and market forces to breathe new life into these strategic sites?

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  • What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    What does The Value of Downtowns report tell us about today’s cities? (Part 1)

    New IDA/Stantec research aims to measure how downtowns contribute to critical issues like social inclusion, vibrancy, and resilience

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  • Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    Autonomous vehicles could ruin our downtowns. But not if we act now.

    The International Downtown Association (IDA) membership is ideally positioned to prod cities to plan for autonomous mobility strategies that work

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  • Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    Can a city’s downtown be its portal to prosperity?

    A $3 billion investment in Water Street Tampa is connecting the Tampa Bay region to the global knowledge economy

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  • The next big disruption is here

    The next big disruption is here

    Shared autonomous vehicles will free up urban parking spaces, thereby increasing density, say Harold Madi and David Dixon in the Ontario Planning Journal

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  • Suburban Remix: The Next Generation of Urban Places

    In this Urban Land Magazine article, David Dixon and co-author Jason Beske share an excerpt from their new book, Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places.

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 1): 3 urban trends driving economic inequality

    How urban centers are turning into engines for equity crisis (and some solutions).

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 2): How displacing low-income families increases inequality

    How displacing low-income families from urban centers increases socioeconomic disparity, and what to do about it.

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  • The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 3): A trio of urban projects fighting economic inequity

    The Jane Jacobs conundrum (Part 3): A trio of urban projects fighting economic inequity

    The challenge isn’t just reinvigorating our cities, but making sure everyone benefits

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    WEBINAR RECORDING: What is 21st Century Urbanism?

    Changing demographics and socioeconomic shifts mean a lot of opportunity for cities, but they also bring a lot of challenges. How do we plan for this new urban future?

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING  Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    WEBINAR RECORDING Fasten your seatbelt: What the coming mobility revolution means for your downtown

    Will smart mobility bring dystopia or utopia? Our Urban Places expert panel can’t promise a definitive answer, but we can get you up to speed on this paradigm shift.

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  • Teaching infrastructure to multitask: A strategy for resilience

    Teaching infrastructure to multitask: A strategy for resilience

    Let’s take a fresh approach to infrastructure’s role in creating resilient communities

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  • WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    WEBINAR RECORDING: The Future of Shared Autonomous Vehicles

    Three of our planners, designers and automated vehicle experts share their thoughts on the effects shared Autonomous Vehicles will have on urban places and mobility systems, and

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