Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Community Forum: Community Change, Saturday, May 9

Imagine Your Business Name Here, Martin Luther King Ave. SE, Washington, DCAnacostia Community Museum
2-4 pm
(All forums are recorded and become part of the Museum Archive.)

This community forum is part of a series designed to explore issues and aspects of community change, economic development, and quality of life in neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River and beyond.

Held at the museum every two or three months the forums are an opportunity to explores a particular issue as well as serves to inform current and future museum projects.

Currently the museum is working on a project examining changes that occurred in Washington DC between 1963 and 1975. Additionally we are working on project on contemporary issues in community change and gentrification.

This particular forum will explore community change in SE Washington and beyond.

Participants will include:

Moderator Andrew Lightman: Managing Editor Capitol Community News

Arrington Dixon, Chairman, Anacostia Coordinating Council
Shareema Houston, Historic Anacostia Block Association (HABA)
John Muller, Author and Special Collections Library Associate, Washingtoniana MLK, Jr. Memorial Library
Christina Plerhoples, Research Associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
Graylin W. Presbury, President, Fairlawn Citizens Association
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity

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