My friend Dr. John Gilderbloom has been doing some amazing research on local real estate, trying to explain why things happen the way they do here and what leaders could/should do to make our quality of life better. One of his goals is to convince city leaders to change two-way streets into one-way streets, serving to slow down traffic, reduce crime and encourage business on those streets.
Gilderbloom hasn’t shared the results of his research to a Louisville audience — until now. On Jan. 18, he will be giving a talk at Big Spring Country Club. It ought to be worth seeing. For information on attending, see the bottom of the following:
LOUISVILLE – Dr. John Gilderbloom, a University of Louisville professor of urban and public affairs, will discuss new research that details Louisville’s contemporary real estate dynamics during a Jan. 18 talk at the Big Spring Country Club. Dr. Gilderbloom was recently ranked as one of the top urban thinkers in the world in an international survey.
Gilderbloom’s research covers how gas prices, historic preservation, downtown development, walkability, EPA toxic waste sites, commute times, new urbanism, trees, community partnerships, Hope VI, university partnerships, crime, mega churches and big box stores impact real estate values. It is the result of study of 170 Louisville neighborhoods with more than 250 variables, answering questions on how place determines property values, foreclosure rates, premature death, crime, sustainability, and business opportunities.
“I just got some new data which shows what neighborhoods are working or dying a slow death,” he said.
While Gilderbloom has never before discussed these findings locally, he has written articles published in such diverse forums as Wall Street Journal and Washington Post along with top academic journals. He’s done an international webinar for which participants paid $300 to attend. This will only cost you $25 and you will be smarter.
Gilderbloom’s findings, the results of years of study, will be revealed to a Louisville audience for the first time when he speaks to Kentucky’s CCIM chapter. “I argue that the contemporary real estate dynamics of Louisville are much than New York or Los Angeles,” he said. “My argument seems to be winning the day. I’m looking forward to sharing this research with community leaders in Louisville.”
Guests wishing to attend the talk, “Contemporary Housing Dynamics: 10 Things to Improve Real Estate – 10 Things to Make It Worse,” may make reservations by calling 502-515-2246. Networking begins at 11:30, with lunch and the program to follow at Noon. Dr. Gilderbloom will also be signing copies of his five books and edited magazines for those who attend.