MARC “Adaptive Growth Scenario” presentation at KU Edwards scheduled for 3/30

Tuesday, March 30, 4:30pm
Room 155 Regnier, KU Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira, Overland Park

Over the next 30 years, the Kansas City region can expect to add 500,000 people and 300,000 jobs, and the future land-use scenarios under consideration show alternate ways of accommodating overall growth. Under a baseline scenario – where past trends continue into the future – nearly all the region’s growth over the next 30 years occurs on previously undeveloped land.

But through focused development, we can grow smarter. The adaptive scenario assumes that 40% of population and job growth between now and 2040 will be concentrated in activity centers and along key corridors in existing areas, older suburbs and urban places. This would lead to major differences in infrastructure costs, amount of land used, roadway congestion and transit ridership levels. This program is relevant to everyone working in local government and all those living in the KC region. Please join us! This program counts for PUAD 831 credit for KU MPA students.