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Local First – For(u)m + AIA: Integrating Scale in Modern Neighborhoods

March 21, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AIA Phoenix Metro
30 N 3rd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Local First Arizona

LFA For(u)m and the AIA’s Phoenix Metro chapter are proud to partner for their second annual joint panel as part of Modern Phoenix Week, focusing critically on the dynamic, adaptable potential of midcentury modern neighborhoods in the Valley.

For this discussion, we examine the increasing tensions facing the first- and second-ring suburbs of the Valley, as the pressure to densify forces a reckoning on preservation and adaptation for a rapidly-growing population. In areas such as Arcadia, major thoroughfares like 40th and 44th Street have long featured small- and mid-sized apartment complexes, and unique commercial, at the edges of largely-residential districts. But as the multifamily construction boom leads to teardowns and PUDs in these areas, how do we ensure that we think both locally and regionally in development patterns for the metro area?

Panelists TBC, but focusing on architects, developers, and advocates grappling with housing equity and preservation on a Valleywide scale.

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