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Building Diverse and Healthy Neighborhoods

Fred Dunn
Healthy urban neighborhoods get their energy from businesses mixed with housing, people working, shopping, playing.

Some neighborhoods feel alive and vibrant, with engaged and welcoming communities. On the other hand, some neighborhoods find it difficult to find a successful and thriving identity.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, host  Charity Nebbe asks a panel of experts about the building blocks needed to create a vibrant, healthy and diverse neighborhood. This panel was hosted as part of the 2019 Iowa Ideas Conference in Cedar Rapids, organized by the Cedar Rapids Gazette.

Guest include:

  • Chuck Connerly, Professor and Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning  at the University of Iowa.
  • Nancy Bird, Executive Director, Iowa City Downtown District.
  • StephaniePreusch, Executive Director, Neighborhood Finance Corporation. 
  • Chris Nosbisch,  City Administrator, City of Mount Vernon. 
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa