Walkability and health are hot tickets in housing. Public health officials are increasingly partnering with professionals in planning, transportation, real estate, development, and others to advocate for “healthy” community designs. All increasingly agree that improving walkability, bicycle-, and transit-friendliness can provide triple bottom line benefits: enhanced economic vibrancy, greater environmental sustainability and improved public health. And the quality of life benefits lead to more desirable neighborhoods for residents of all ages, abilities, and incomes. This engaging and thought-provoking presentation will challenge you to think about how you can influence healthy design in your own work and life.

Presenter: Mark Fenton, National Public Health, Planning and Transportation Consultant


Exactly what’s happening with housing and the economy?

You’re probably asked this a lot. And many real estate professionals aren’t confident enough to answer it in detail. Join us and get the latest housing and economic update using all the latest data. We’ll cover all the major market indicators, then we’ll dive deeper into local trends. The session will include both a review of the last several years as well as a look forward to the future. REALTORS® and attendees will gain valuable insights, as well as tools and tips that will help them better serve the consumer, better understand the market and better plan for changes ahead.


Presenter: Jessica Lautz, Vice President of Demographics and Behavioral Insights, National Association of REALTORS®