PITTSBURGH, PA - Mayor William Peduto has been invited to join a small group of mayors, public and private sector practitioners and scholars for a roundtable at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Mass. The Roundtable on Regenerating Legacy Cities is being convened by the Lincoln Institute, the Center for Community Progress and the Greater Ohio Policy Center. All costs of the summit for Mayor Peduto are being covered by the Lincoln Institute.
He is joined by the Mayors of Gary, Ind., Huntington, W.Va., Dayton, Youngstown and Toledo, Ohio, as well as officials from South Bend, Cleveland, Baltimore & Buffalo. In addition to the host school, Harvard, five other universities and four think tanks are participating in the summit.
According to the Institute:
“The Roundtable is set to be an open, pragmatic conversation about strategies to foster sustained revitalization of our nation’s older industrial cities. The dialogue centers on three central themes: fostering neighborhood change and revitalization; building effective community and anchor institution partnerships; and building effective regional strategies for economic development. Participants will learn from experts and each other, and return home with new ideas, strategies and insights.
The conference began yesterday with a presentation by Xavier De Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, at the Ford Foundation. "We're on the eve of ... higher-road economic growth," Briggs said, that is more inclusive and sustainable and less short-term. Today begins with a workshop led by Stephen Goldsmith, former mayor of Indianapolis, and currently director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.”
Opening of Legacy Cities Roundtable, hosted by Lincoln Institute of land Policy, Center for Community Progress, Greater Ohio Policy Center
Time: 8-9 a.m.
Location: Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge, MA
Building Effective Regional Strategies for Economic Development - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Harvard, Cleveland State, MassEconomics, City of South Bend
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Building Effective Community / Anchor Institution Partnerships - Lincoln Institute, University Circle, Inc, University of Akron, Washington University - St. Louis, University at Buffalo.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PRESENTING - Mayor's Conversation: Tackling the Challenges of Poverty & Inequality with Center for Community Progress, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary, Ind., Mayor Stephen Williams, Huntington, W.Va. and Mayor Peduto.
Time: 12:00-1:15 p.m.
Addressing Neighborhood Change and Fostering Revitalization - Center for Community Progress, City of Baltimore, Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, University of Missouri - St. Louis.
Time: 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Mayor's Conversation - Building State Level Connections Between Legacy Cities - Greater Ohio Policy Center, Mayor Whaley, Dayton, OH, Mayor McNally, Youngstown, OH, Mayor Collins, Toledo, OH
Time: 3:00-3:45 p.m.
Closing - How Can We Foster Creative Strategies in Legacy Cities? - Lincoln Institute on Land Policy, Center for Community Progress.
Time: 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Leave for Airport
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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