Clean Rivers, Clean Lake 8 -- Leveraging Resources -- Robert MonnatPresentation Transcript
Leveraging ourResources toCreate Cities inWhich We ActuallyWant to LiveRobert B. MonnatPartner | Chief Operating OfficerMandel Group, Inc.
“Water will be found in the region, around which highly sought-afterdevelopment opportunities may be realized.”
“No urban area willprosper unless it attractsthose who can choose tolive wherever they wish.”- Jonathon BarnettFAIA FAICPProfessor / Practitioner / Author
Water and open space are our most valuablereal estate resources • Create • Protect • Access • Leverage
We’ve lost our way….. Divergence of urban design and ecological design Lacking of the full “kit of parts” - Accessible - Proximate / Walkable - Biophilic - Sustainable Lost appreciation for nature in the city
So, what do we do about it?
1 2345 6 7
Viewshed Management$$$$ Viewshed Impact Fee
Sustainable Urbanism• Humanity’s affinity for water – Milwaukee: lake and river resources – Stand alone | integrated into a livable city• Water’s impact on the livability of cities – Values and desirability • Value’s Highest Differentiator • View and Openness • Recreational Diversion
Sustainable Urbanism• Opportunities – Public attention + appreciation for our water resources = funding + resources – Cooperative vs. combative standards and policies for the intersection of water + development – Enhance the desirability of urban living + relieve the pressure to continue sprawl