A conference underway today in Phoenix aims to make cities more generous to their ecosystems.
Large Construction Project In Tempe To Get Underway
Wednesday morning, business and community
leaders are set to kick off a major development along the
Mayor Mark Mitchell said whether it’s partnerships
or re-zoning land or adding new attractions, cities like
"We have continued to make investments in our community over the years, and I think the private community sees that. We have a thriving arts communtiy, not to mention we have Arizona State University. I think all these amenities make a quality of life that companies are looking for, especially for their employees."
Reiter said constraints force cities to improve on the space they already have, instead of expanding in every direction. He wants to see valley cities focus on their urban cores.
“Building them up such that people can find themselves in a situation where they’re not driving excessively has to be the future in this region. The kinds of high-tech, intellectually-based companies that need to come to this region are looking for proximity.”