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NW Arkansas Peer City Trip

April 28, 2016 @ 8:05 am
April 29, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
21C Hotel
200 NE A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712 United States
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DeShawn Heusel


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SUMO is a Fayetteville-based business founded by University of Arkansas graduates and students. Prior to founding SUMO, Bob Munger led the Augusta Greenway Alliance, a nonprofit focused on Smart Growth and Sustainable Transportation.   SUMO defines success through economic, environmental & social metrics. Our enterprise is the Western Hemisphere’s first car sharing service based on street-legal, neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV’s).

Be one of the first 12 who register and you get to be the driver of a SUMO sustainable electric car for a portion of our tour of Fayetteville.

CARDINAL is Fayetteville’s newest campus-edge apartment community. With a modern, green design and a location that is closer to class than most dorms, The Cardinal is a natural choice for University of Arkansas students.

DICKSON STREET – Eat. Play. Drink.  Downtown Fayetteville is the entertainment headquarters of the region and the source for music, good food and fun. The Downtown and Dickson Street areas are at the epicenter of the arts and entertainment attractions.

PRATT PLACE – wine & cheese reception



NORTHWEST ARKANSAS GREENWAY The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (NWARPC), with the support of communities and advocates throughout the Northwest Arkansas Region, has led the development of this Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. e purpose of this plan is to build upon previous regional bicycle and pedestrian initiatives, including the 36-mile Razorback Greenway, in setting a clear for Northwest Arkansas to link its communities and regional destinations with a world-class transportation network.

BLACK APPLE COMMUNITY Located less than a mile from downtown, Black Apple stands in sharp contrast to the low-density neighborhoods common in the suburban city of approximately 40,000. The pocket community squeezes 11 homes onto a roughly 1-acre lot with a central village green. As one may imagine, the homes are modest in size, ranging from the Solo model at 850 square feet to the Silo model at 1,750 square feet-a significant cry from the median size of a new home.

BUILDING HEALTH PLACES ULI NW Arkansas joins us to to hear from Ed McMahon as he presents the latest research on Trails Oriented Developments under the Building Healthy Places initiative.  Ed McMahon is nationally known as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker and a leading authority on topics such as the links between health and the built environment, sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation.

MARKET DISTRICT The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has announced plans to transform a defunct Kraft cheese plant into a raw space for contemporary-art exhibitions, artists’ projects, music, theater and film. It is expected to open in 2018 and the location would not only provide a place to show more contemporary art but would also continue a transformation of the small city and the surrounding region into a cultural alternative.

It may be helpful to consider the Market District (Culinary Arts and Food District) as an “industrial park” that generates food and beverage product, creates jobs and training opportunities, generates sales and hotel/motel/restaurant tax, acts as a tourism amenity, and promotes and enhances Bentonville’s identity as a regional leader in the food, culinary and hospitality economic sectors.


Cost BEFORE April 8th:
Members: $350
Non Members: $450
**Bring a Spouse: $100** Must use Registration form to register

Cost AFTER April 8th:
Members: $400
Non Members: $500
**Bring a Spouse: $100** Must use Registration form to register

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