Please join the Wharton Club of Chicago for a special evening with Gordon Brown
Two years ago the Pew Research Center said America’s middle class is “no longer the majority and falling behind financially.” This followed decades-long decreases in productivity, entrepreneurship, health and civic engagement paralleled by large increases in mortgage debt. Gordon’s recent book published by Routledge, Access, Property and American Urban Space, shows how these declines followed a regime shift in the spatial form of metropolitan areas caused by street and road systems that altered widespread patterns of access. His talk will describe the relationship between spatial patterns and productivity, historical effects of large-scale spatial patterns, the big spatial dilemma we face, and what real estate professionals can do to shift our economy into high gear.
M. Gordon Brown, Principal of Space Analytics, LLC, is an expert on the effects of built spatial configurations on human and economic performance. He founded his firm in 1989 after developing a new method to quantify spatial patterns as networks and has analyzed urban and suburban shopping centers, shopping streets, public space, multi-family housing, industrial facilities, museums, very large luxury houses, healthcare facilities, neighborhoods, office and other buildings and spaces in the United States and Europe. He has published extensively, won awards for his work and was a professor and administrator in architecture, business and real estate at universities in the United States, the Middle East and Europe. spaceanalytics.com
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm
LOCATION: Offices of Horwood, Marcus and Berk, Chartered; 500 W Madison St #3700, Chicago, IL 60661
WCC members and their guests: $20/person
Non-members of WCC and their guests: $35/person
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received two (2) business days BEFORE the event or the attendee who made the reservation may not receive a refund, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.