A speaker-and-project series featuring national thought leaders presented by Charlotte Center City Partners and the City of Charlotte.


 

Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

A speaker-and-project series featuring national thought leaders presented by Charlotte Center City Partners and the City of Charlotte.

 

Sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

 
Over the course of several months, a series of national and international thought leaders will visit Charlotte and work with residents and leaders to move the needle on key issues related to the city’s built environment.

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Featured Speakers:


Tuesday March 26, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
Charlotte, NC


Neighborhoods With More Neighbors

PANELISTS:

• Heather Worthington
• Suzanne Schulz
• Taiwo Jaiyeoba

“For the first time in three generations, Charlotte is writing a new comprehensive, city-wide plan. At the same time, our city is struggling with rapid gentrification, a severe affordable housing shortage, and defining equitable development. Big challenges require bold solutions. Hear from two cities that took the bold step of eliminating single-family zoning. How bold is Charlotte willing to be?”

Moderated by Joe O’Connor of WFAE, the discussion will focus on Minneapolis’ and Grand Rapids’ ambitious responses to affordable housing in their long range planning processes. Join us to hear what the applicability could be for Charlotte!

Parking will be free. More details to be announced soon!

Tuesday, March 26th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Great Aunt Stella Center – 926 Elizabeth Ave.

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Wednesday, March 27 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM (EDT)
Charlotte, NC


Coffee Talk – Neighborhoods With More Neighbors

PANELISTS:

• Heather Worthington
• Suzanne Schulz
• Taiwo Jaiyeoba
• Paul Mogush

The same panelists from our Tuesday event will be joined by Paul Mogush, Manager of Community Planning at the City of Minneapolis. They will continue the discussion of their bold step of eliminating single-family housing. A question and answer session will be moderated by Taiwo Jaiyeoba, Director of Charlotte Planning, Design & Development and Brian Leary of Crescent Communities. Parking is limited so please consider arriving by foot, bike, or transit (closest LYNX Blue Line transit station is Bland Street). Coffee and light refreshments will be provided

Wednesday March 27th, 8:00pm-9:30am

Charlotte Powerhouse Studio. 1507 Camden Road.

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THE CASE FOR GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD SPACES
with JOANNA FRANK

President & CEO, Center For Active Design Presenting the national debut
of Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines

Learn how individuals, leaders and organizations can harness design and access resources to strengthen communities.

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Planning to Win: Charlotte’s Vision. Mitchell Silver, FAICP

Planning to Win: Charlotte’s Vision. A presentation and question/answer session with Mitchell Silver, FAICP moderated by Joe O’Connor of WFAE. Silver, the New York City Parks Commissioner, was previously the Chief Planning & Development Officer for the City of Raleigh and the President of the American Planning Association. He is widely recognized for his leadership in the planning profession and his contributions to contemporary planning issues.

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Place It! Workshop with James Rojas

Rojas is an artist, urban planner, and community activist. He has developed an innovative public engagement and community-visioning workshop called Place It! that uses art-making as its medium. Rojas brings along a 3D model or gathers found objects and asks the workshop participants to invent a vision for their communities. Designing by manipulating objects allows neighbors to model their experiences in a place.

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Jason Roberts with Better Block
July 11th

Jason Roberts is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, an originator of the Better Block Project, and co-founder of the Art Conspiracy and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff. His focus on revitalizing inner-city neighborhoods was recognized with a Champions of Change award from the White House in 2012. Jason’s consulting firm, Team Better Block, has been widely recognized, including being showcased at the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

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Janette Sadik-Khan April
4th 2017

One of the leading voices on urban transportation policy, Janette Sadik-Khan is internationally respected for her transformative redesigns of New York City streets and rapid-implementation strategies that are being replicated today in cities around the world.

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