Closing the gap - Unleashing economic potential through strategic land uses and infrastructure

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Peterborough, ON - The City of Peterborough will host “Closing the gap - Unleashing economic potential through strategic land uses and infrastructure”, a discussion about approaches to land use planning and infrastructure investment decisions that maximize economic potential, on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 

Hosted by the City’s Infrastructure, Planning and Growth Management team, the session will explore the intersection of land use concepts, infrastructure investment decisions and the associated return on those investments. The session will enhance participants’ understanding of how our community has grown over time and how different development patterns create different fiscal scenarios.  

Registration is available online at Pre-registration is required as seating is limited. 

The session will include a presentation from urban planning thought-leader Joe Minicozzi, the principal of Urban3, a leading geoaccounting and land value economics firm. Minicozzi’s presentation will be followed by an expert panel discussion featuring James Jorgensen, Senior Partner with GEI Consulting; Paul Bennett, President of Ashburnham Realty; and Jamey Coughlin, Director of Business Expansion and Attraction with Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development. The discussion will be moderated by Michael Papadacos, Director of Asset Management and Capital Planning with the City of Peterborough. Brad Appleby, Director of Planning, Development and Urban Design with the City of Peterborough will be participating in a post-panel Q&A. 

“This will be an engaging and informative session whether you’re a developer, a builder, a planner or someone who is interested in the future of the City of Peterborough’s infrastructure management and fiscal sustainability, we encourage you to join us on May 28,” said Michael Papadacos. “Like many cities across Canada and North America, our community is facing a massive infrastructure funding gap, and it is critically important to understand what factors are driving this predicament so we can start making land use decisions that will start closing this gap.”