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Village Economics

Thursday, May 14, 2015

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Audubon Society of RI, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~2 AICP credits offered~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Recent studies have determined that village development can be successful in the market place as well as having a positive fiscal impact on town finances. Participants learned how market and fiscal analyses can contribute to the village planning process in their community. Case studies from local communities were presented.

Target Audiences: Planners, local officials, and other interested parties.

Speakers: Scott Millar, RI DEM; Peter Flinker, Dodson & Flinker; Darlene Wynne, AICP, formerly of 4ward Planning; Tom Kravitz, Director of Planning & Economic Development, Town of Burrillville, RI; Linda Painter, AICP, Director of Planning & Development, Town of Mansfield, CT


Presentations & Materials


Speaker Biographies

Introduction (Scott Millar)

Village Economics: An Overview (Peter Flinker)

Harrisville, RI (Tom Kravitz)

Storrs Center, CT (Linda Painter)

Village Guidance (fact sheet)

Fiscal Benefits of Village Development (handout)

Storrs Center, CT (fact sheet)

North Kingstown Community Market Study- Executive Summary (4ward Planning)

North Kingstown Community Market Study- Full Report (4ward Planning)

Wickford Junction TDR Assessment: Phase I Background and Market Analysis (4ward Planning)

Village Guidance Manual

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Manual


This workshop was cosponsored by the Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, RI DEM, and the RI Statewide Planning Program.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer West at jennifer@nbnerr.org or 401-222-4700, x 7413.


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