Return on Investment from Planning

Joe Minicozzi Does the Math


Albuquerque, NM – The Central Avenue Corridor workshop heads into a second day of participation opportunities on Wednesday, March 8. The featured presentation of the day is “Mapping the Dollars and Cents of Albuquerque’s Revitalization,” with Joe Minicozzi, an international expert in demonstrating the connections between land use and transportation planning and economic development.


Minicozzi specializes in doing the math. He demonstrates in easy-to-grasp graphics where the action is in cities and suburbs when it comes to tax revenue, jobs and other contributors to community health and opportunity. We’ll never be able to count on a simple plug-and-play formula for achieving every goal for quality of life in every community. But Minicozzi connects the dots between thoughtful planning and the returns communities can expect from their investments. It makes for a compelling educational experience, even for those experienced in  economic development issues.


Joe Minicozzi’s presentation begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, at the Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street NW. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.


You can catch up with the background for the Corridor project, see the complete schedule of events and pose questions and comments on the project website:

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