This event is sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC).
The MARC Planners’ Roundtable returns with presentations from Kevin Klinkenberg (K2 Urban Design) and Abby Kinney (Gould Evans) on missing middle housing development and incremental development. Following the presentations, we're looking forward to Q&A and roundtable discussion. In addition, Kevin and Abby have written Strong Towns regarding their presentation topics.
Kevin Klinkenberg (K2 Urban Design) will discuss the practical and necessary steps to truly enable missing middle development in your community. The presentation will review elements of zoning and development regulations that are almost always a problem and what a community might need to add or change to their review processes as well. Kevin has been a regular speaker on design and planning issues for more than two decades and stays focused on place-making through his blog “The Messy City - Embracing change, unpredictability and local initiative”.
Abby Kinney (Gould Evans) will review incremental development, why it matters, and why communities should consider this path. Abby heads the local chapter of the Incremental Development Alliance and is involved with the Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trails, American Planning Association, and KC Urban Land Institute. An advocate for community planning practices, she aims to inspire collaborative strategies that empower local people to guide the evolution of the city through neighborhoods.