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Wednesday, October 2 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Place Management: An Inclusive Approach to Advancing Equity Through Engagement

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How do you realize the full potential of a place? Through placemaking strategies that authentically engage the multiple communities that comprise your population. Hear from two national funders and two practitioners, at different stages in their placemaking work, who will juxtapose experiences around engaging diverse communities and amplifying voices to advance equity through placemaking. In this panel, discover best practices and frameworks to put equity, diversity and inclusion at the forefront of your work---informing all aspects of your placemaking goals, process, activities and outcomes.

Key takeaways - Best practices to counter perceived barriers to participation through inclusive messaging and intentional outreach strategies; Successes and lessons learned in implementing community engagement efforts across demographics in place management; Leveraging multiple cross-sector partnerships for building trust in communities and ensuring vulnerable populations are engaged throughout all stages of the placemaking process to advance equity.

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Michelle Truett

Coordinator, Levitt AMP Utica Music Series
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Jill DeLozier

Vice President, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership
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Elena Madison

Vice President, Project for Public Spaces, Inc.
Elena Madison is a vice president at PPS, an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural spaces. A veteran of placemaking, Elena has a passion for working with people in communities to create the public spaces they love... Read More →
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Vanessa Silberman

Senior Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives, Levitt Foundation
Vanessa Silberman is the Senior Director of Communications & Strategic Initiatives at the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, a national creative placemaking funder that empowers communities to come together and transform underused outdoor spaces into welcoming destinations through... Read More →

Wednesday October 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Chattanooga Public Library, Auditorium