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.
- 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.