“Metroplan acts as a voice of regionalism and has worked as the council of local governments and Metropolitan Planning Organization for central Arkansas since 1955.”


The Better Communities Lecture Series is being established to bring in speakers from around the country who are experts in a wide variety of  “best practices” for creating and sustaining resilient and vibrant communities. The series offers central Arkansans unique and challenging perspectives and practices that may have applicability in our own lives.

August 14 and 15, 2017
Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3: Understanding Market Forces in Regional Development

The PPT presentation is available here: http://tinyurl.com/ya9p2cxl

The video is on YouTube at http://tinyurl.com/y75z7szs
The Q&A portion begins around 58:41.

September 29, 2017
Metroplan convened a panel to discuss the Minicozzi lecture. See video of the panel discussion. http://tinyurl.com/yd2ducho

See transcript of the video.


Jim McKenzie
Former Executive Director, Metroplan


Ward Davis
Principal, High Street Real Estate and Development

Gabe Holmstrom
Executive Director, Little Rock Downtown Partnership

Jimmy Moses
Chairman, Moses Tucker Real Estate

Mayor Mark Stodola
City of Little Rock

Mayor Mike Watson
City of Maumelle