James Lima at PennDesign City Futures conference

  James Lima was invited to present at City Futures: An International Conference, a multiday event held on November 12, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Architecture School exploring the present state and future potential of cities. Lima will be presenting on the economics of placemaking, and joining Matthijs Bouw, Daniela Fabricius, Thom Mayne, Marilyn[…]

Placemaking as an economic engine in Newport, RI

James Lima was invited to speak on placemaking as an economic engine at The Experience of Open Space, a Newport Open Space Forum event. The event kicked off the Newport Parks and Open Space Master Plan, a planning effort for parks and open space that are forward-thinking, historically sensitive, environmentally aware, and economically sound in[…]

James Lima testifies before NYC Landmarks in support of Upper East Side preservation project

JLP+D provided expert testimony before the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in support of the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic District’s successful effort to preserve the First Avenue Estate (also known as City and Suburban Homes) from demolition. Following further legal challenges to this effort, in January 2016 the New York State Supreme[…]