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Thought Leadership

UrbanGreen’s Founder, Jim Heid, is recognized as an industry thought leader to the principles and implementation of sustainable land use. He is frequently requested to participate in think-tank events, industry forums and symposia, or provide written commentary and articles for leading publications. These opportunities afford our clients a deep resource of unique research and thinking for the subjects of greatest importance to their projects. 

This research, presentations and publications are made available to increase the speed at which industry wide change occurs. In addition, Jim frequently provides national and custom education seminars through ULI, UrbanGreen and other organizations.

jim heid photoJim Heid Speaks
As a result of his Thought Leadership work, Jim Heid is often requested to provide keynote presentations, serve on an expert panel or organize and moderate a panel that brings together the forefront of sustainable community experts. With over twenty-eight years of professional design, development and speaking experience, Jim brings to each audience a well received mix of energy, depth of knowledge and provocative thinking.

His expertise and knowledge spans subjects as diverse as:

  • the relationship between land use and climate change;
  • real estate and the economic case for sustainable development;
  • community rating methods for sustainability
  • conservation development and green infrastructure and
  • the benefits of more collaborative community development processes

If you are looking for an energetic, thoughtful and provocative speaker for your next event consider Jim. Inquiries regarding availability and costs should be directed to speaking@urbangreen.net


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