Meyers Research and Hanley Wood’s Metrostudy on Tuesday announced that FuturePlace - the first conference to concentrate on the challenges and opportunities master planned communities present to building industry leaders - will be held in Miami on October 21-22.

Bringing together land developers, builders, architects and engineers, FuturePlace will act as an incubator of forward-looking ideas, inspirations, and inventions that will change the way we interact with our communities – be they infill or greenfield – and how we will create places in the future. It will also offer an opportunity for attendees to connect and network with an exclusive lineup of the housing industry’s C-suite, thought-leaders and investors.

“We’re excited to launch FuturePlace in Miami as three of the nation’s top five master planned communities are based in Florida,” said Jeff Meyers, CEO of Hanley Wood / Meyers Research. “Master planned communities are an increasingly important part of the overall housing market and present unique opportunities for builders and investors alike. Meyers maintains the nation’s most extensive and exhaustive master-planned community database, and we are tracking sales and pricing activity at over 600 actively selling communities around the country.”

A successful master planned community requires a sophisticated collaboration across many stakeholders that are aligned with common goals. The collaborations need to take into consideration economics, demographics, transportation, regulation and a host of other critical challenges, which is why understanding and tracking the successful projects can make a big impression on the future.

“This event comes at a time when land is at its highest worth and master planned development’s value is increasing to pack the most use into every square foot,” said Meyers. “Attendees will gain insights from the developers and builders behind the fastest-selling, most successful communities in the country and be able to connect with top industry influencers and experts.”

FuturePlace is supported by Founding Sponsor Environment One Corporation (E/One). The conference will take place at The Miami Beach Edition Hotel at 2901 Collins Avenue, Miami, Florida. To sponsor, register or for more information about the conference, please visit http://www.BuilderOnline.com/FuturePlace.