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Thursday, October 3 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Increasing Inclusive Impact: Forging Linkages Between Local Economies and Public Space

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The topic of the session is the impact that public space has on the surrounding economies and discuss methods to increase the inclusive economic impact. The specific learning objectives of this panel include: How can local economies be engaged in the process, design, programming, and governance of open space? Can we create intentional connections to small business owners in our public space? During this panel, panelists will answer questions that allow them for share their expertise and then time will be provided for attendees to brainstorm specific linkages between placemaking projects and their local economies and share out.

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Melissa Lee

Senior Manager, Concordia LLC
Melissa S. Lee co-leads an integrated team of planners, designers and technical experts in the completion of community engagement, planning and facilitation activities at Concordia, LLC. Melissa envisions equitable planning and development more than buzzwords. She is committed to... Read More →
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Meg Walker

Senior Vice President, PPS
Besides being a Senior VP at Project for Public Spaces, Meg is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute's Graduate Program in Urban Placemaking and Management and a Visiting Professor at Bauhaus University in Germany this fall. Over her fifteen years at PPS, she has worked with dozens... Read More →
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Emily Manz

President, EMI Strategy
Emily Manz is an energetic, economic development professional specializing in creating downtown experiences by leveraging a community's existing assets - small businesses, history, and its people. EMI strategies that celebrate place – creating fun, informative walking tours, leveraging... Read More →
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Mariah Williams

Founder and CEO, Mariah L. Williams, LLC
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, I am an urban planner, storyteller, and researcher dedicated to highlighting the experiences of black people and spaces in cities. I love creating and exploring spaces for the being of black bodies, specifically, black women and girls, in the... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm EDT
The Edney, Floor Five, Community Space