The 2014 Redevelopment Forum will be Friday, March 14, at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.
Making It Happen: Local Approaches to Downtown Economic Revitalization
A new generation of workers and budding families are looking to call downtown home. With them come the corporations, small businesses and institutions that make a vibrant, walkable community full of jobs, transportation options and activity. Getting to that point can be a struggle for many towns and cities; and in an era of dwindling state and federal support, generating and coordinating the local capacity necessary to plan and implement revitalization strategies is a challenge. This plenary session will showcase three unique and exciting approaches to downtown economic revitalization, featuring speakers from Cincinnati, Detroit and Providence. The lessons they learned and the work they accomplished can inform towns and cities both large and small on how to focus their time and talents on creating exciting and thriving downtowns.
- Monique King-Viehland Principal, Obsidian Development (moderator)
- Daniel Baudouin Executive Director, The Providence Foundation
- Stephen Leeper President, 3CDC, Cincinnati
- Susan Mosey President, Midtown Detroit, Inc.
Seth Pinsky, who from 2008 to 2013 served as president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will deliver the luncheon keynote at New Jersey Future’s annual Redevelopment Forum.
- See more at: http://forum.njfuture.org