Urban Renaissance Luncheon presents Designing Downtown for Women

Interested in the development of downtown San Antonio? The Urban Renaissance Luncheon is definitely interested! Initiated in 1998, the Urban Renaissance Luncheon features presentations from the most successful downtown revitalization programs in the country.

Guest speakers cover a variety of topics such as transit and transportation impacts, living, working and transforming downtown.  With a renewed focus on the urban environment, issues like art in public spaces, safety and reenergizing the city center are discussed.  Each year a special focus is made on San Antonio with a luncheon titled “State of Downtown,” where innovative individuals will give an update of projects, statistics and predictions of where downtown is heading.  It is a goal of Urban Renaissance series to engage, inform and inspire downtown San Antonio to excellence.

This luncheon will cover Downtown and the most important, and yet often overlooked, demographic group, women. Dave Feehan, former president of the International Downtown Association, and author of the book “Design Downtown for Women - Men Will Follow,” will explain why women are so important. This is not just about shopping... it’s about who actually designs the downtown experience. Feehan will describe what amounts to an enormous mismatch -- and what can be done to change it.

Also on the program, Irby Hightower, Principal of Alamo Architects and 2013 Downtowner of the Year, will look at the current study for the Northwest Quadrant of downtown and how the design of that area for women could play a key role in revitalizing the area. 

To attend you can register at The Designing Downtown For Women page at downtownsa.org

Designing Downtown For Women
September 16, 2013
"Designing Downtown for Women"