Value Capture: Funding Infrastructure – ULI Minnesota

Tomorrow, Thursday January 17, ULI Minnesota will be hosting a program entitled Value Capture: Funding Infrastructure. Scott Polikov of Fort Worth-based Gateway Planning, will be the presenter.

Scott Polikov will be demonstrating the link between public improvements like transit service and streetscaping and private investment through the increased value and development potential of real estate located near these improvements. Synchronizing public and private investments and using a form-based approach results in better urbanism. I’ve written about his work on Airport Boulevard in Austin.

I will be part of a responder panel and will be applying Polikov’s work to the possibility of using this approach to improve Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis – my presentation can be found here. I’ve written about the future potential of Hiawatha Avenue twice in the past, Part 1 and Part 2.

This promises to be a thought-provoking ULI Minnesota event, and there is still time to sign up to hear Scott Polikov offer interesting urban solutions. See you tomorrow!

Sam Newberg

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Sam Newberg, a.k.a. Joe Urban, is an urbanist, real estate consultant and writer. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two kids, and his website is