WRITING & SPEAKING

Mark Smith writes and speaks about real estate, urban betterment programs, and arts and culture. General activities include

  • Institute of Residential Marketing lectures
  • Presentations at urban betterment and sustainability conferences
  • Builder and developer workshops
  • General real estate forecasting
  • Conference papers and articles
  • Presenting Pario initiatives, including Planned Densification and SpiritWalk

 

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Review and purchase Eco-industrial Strategies: Unleashing Synergy between Economic Development and the Environment.

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Sample Writings and Presentations

Smith, Mark. “Sun Sequencing.” Urban Land June 1995: 19-20.

Smith, Mark Rodman. “Ecologically Accountable Building”. Urban Land. July 1996. http://www.uli.org

“There may not be another opportunity to add this much value to real estate anytime soon.”

Smith, Mark. Address. Green Building Process Model. Regenerative Design 96, International Symposium on Building Sustainable Communities for the 21st Century. Center for Regenerative Studies, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. October 1996.

Smith, Mark. Address. Greening the Real Estate Development Process. Sustainable Development Northwest, Seattle. 1997.  Abstract

Smith, Mark. Address. Organizational Process Change for Sustainable Development: Green Building at Civano. Pacific Coast Builders Conference/The Builders Show. San Francisco. June 1997.

Smith, Mark. “Civano, Lessons for a Region”. Urban Land. July 1998. http://www.uli.org

Smith, Mark Rodman, and Deborah Wientraub, AIA. (September/October 1998) Breaking Ground: Environmental Practices and Big Developers [Electronic Version]. Home Energy Magazine Online.
http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980910.html

Smith, Mark. (May/June 1998) CIVANO: A REPORT FROM THE FIELD
Integrating Sustainable Design and Programming into Mainstream Real Estate Development.[Electronic Version]. Environmental Design+Construction
http://www.edcmag.com/CDA/Archives/ff1011c097697010VgnVCM100000f932a8c0

Smith, Mark Rodman. (September/October 1998) Civano: Green Development at Work. [Electronic Version]. Home Energy Magazine Online. http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980912.html

Smith, Mark Rodman. (September/October 1998) 5 Steps to Better Communication. [Electronic Version]. Home Energy Magazine Online.
http://homeenergy.org/archive/hem.dis.anl.gov/eehem/98/980911.html

Smith, Mark. (2003) Chapter 7: The developer’s role in eco-industrial development. In Ed Cohen-Rosenthal and Judy Musnikow (Eds.) Eco-industrial Strategies:
Unleashing Synergy between Economic Development and the Environment. Edited by Edward Cohen-Rosenthal with Judy Musnikow, Work and Environment Initiative, Cornell University, USA. (1st Edition) Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.
http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/ecoind.htm

Cohen-Rosenthal, Ed, and Mark Smith. (2003) Chapter 14: Real Estate and Eco-Industrial Development: the Creation of Value . In Ed Cohen-Rosenthal and Judy Musnikow (Eds.) Eco-industrial Strategies: Unleashing Synergy between Economic Development and the Environment. Edited by Edward Cohen-Rosenthal with Judy Musnikow, Work and Environment Initiative, Cornell University, USA. (1st Edition) Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.
http://www.greenleaf-publishing.com/catalogue/ecoind.htm

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Planned Densification. Alliant International University Department of Environment Studies. San Diego. 2004.

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Planned Densification and the Wedge. New School of Architecture and Design. San Diego. 2005.

Smith, Mark Rodman. With Errol Cowan, Ph.D. Address. Planned Densification and the Wedge. University of Virginia School of Architecture and Planning, Charlottesville, VA. 2005.

Smith, Mark Rodman. With Azusa Street Memorial Committee. Address. Little Tokyo and SpiritWalk Cultural Tourism Project. City of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. City Hall, Los Angeles, CA. 2006. http://www.ci.la.ca.us/hra/index.htm

Smith, Mark Rodman. With Azusa Street Memorial Committee. Address. Little Tokyo and SpiritWalk Cultural Tourism Project. Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation/Black History Month. City Hall, Los Angeles, CA. 2006. http://www.tombradleylegacy.org

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Planned Densification: Increasing Land Productivity Using Asynchrony and the Wedge. New School of Architecture and Design. San Diego. 2009.

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Density: Costs and Benefits. City of San Antonio Community Development Advisory Committee. San Antonio. 2009.

Smith, Mark Rodman. “Planning Densification From The Start”. Urban Land. June 2009. Planned Densification Urban Land

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Market Research and the Many Feasibilities. Urban Land Institute Real Estate School. Los Angeles. 2010.

Smith, Mark Rodman. Address. Planned Densification and the Wedge. University of San Diego, School of Business, Real Estate. San Diego. 2012.

 

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Other Activities

From 2002 to 2006, Mark Smith was a founding board member of the US Green Building Council – San Diego, and served on its strategic planning committee. He serves on boards and committees of cultural and arts organizations. Smith is Founder of the Drawing(+)LA youth arts program in Los Angeles. With master draughtsman and teacher Glenn Vilppu, L.A. Artcore, L.A. City Cultural Affairs, and DMJM,  Smith produced a series of summer workshops for youth in downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Boyle Heights communities.

Mark Smith (Lower Right) Building a Staw Bale Retreat for a Buddhist Monk in 1995.

Mark Smith (Lower Right) Building a Straw Bale Retreat for a Buddhist Monk in 1995.

 

Smith has for seven years been a member of the Azusa Street Memorial Committee in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles. Azusa Street was in 1906 the birthplace of the Azusa Street Mission and the Pentecostal Church. The Azusa Street Memorial Committee is developing an art-based public celebration for Azusa Street. Smith/Pario is Project Manager.

Relating to this location of global significance, Smith conceived SpiritWalk, a planned promenade to celebrate current and past churches and temples in the area, and to promote pluralism, tourism, and economic development. The Azusa Street Memorial Committee has received grants from the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and the Tom Bradley Legacy Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

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