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James Lima : The Economics of Placemaking

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


CIVIQ is a quarterly event which introduces and humanizes national and international movements in urban design by showcasing visionary work being done by practitioners in other cities. With each free and public event, we aim to position Chattanoogans to leave feeling inspired, informed, and activated. More than a lecture, each event is intended to equip the city to think differently about challenges faced in our community.


More about James F. Lima:

James Lima has extensive experience in the planning and implementation of urban revitalization projects throughout North America. His real estate and economic advisory firm, James Lima Planning + Development, helps public and private sector clients create more vibrant, equitable, and resilient places. JLP+D provides planning, policy, real estate, and economic advisory services for downtown and waterfront revitalization, institutional real estate value creation, great placemaking, and shaping impactful public policy. James is working on a broad range of urban regeneration initiatives — from planning and implementation of downtown district growth strategies to cultural arts facilities development, resiliency investments, adaptive reuse of historic properties, and increasing access to economic opportunity and affordable housing.


May 4
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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The Camp House
806 E 12th Street
Chattanooga, TN United States
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