Community Dividend

Conference participants share their own views

A summary of participants's responses to key questions asked at an April 1999 mixed-use development conference.

Nicole Bennett - Community Affairs Analyst

Published November 1, 1999  |  November 1999 issue

Throughout the conference, participants were surveyed using individual electronic keypads and technology that totaled their anonymous responses to a variety of questions. Although the number of respondents varied somewhat throughout the day, the interactive feedback provided valuable insight into their views about mixed-use development issues as well as information about the composition of the audience. Responses to a few of the questions are summarized below.

Have you worked on mixed-use projects in the past?

Yes, a multibuilding mixed-use project

20%

Yes, a single mixed-use structure or building

14%

Yes, both

15%

No, but others in my organization have

25%

No, but I'm an advocate

21%

No

5%


What is your primary motivation for being involved in mixed-use development?

To promote better or more efficient land use

43%

To promote affordable housing

5%

To encourage small business creation and growth

4%

To see more effective use of transit

1%

To develop profitable projects

14%

No one more than the other

24%

Other

9%


Who tends to take the lead in creating and developing the vision for mixed-use development projects?

Developer

56%

Local government

37%

Community/neighborhood

5%

Shared equally

3%

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