Building Diverse and Healthy Neighborhoods

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.