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Friday, September 27 • 8:45am - 9:45am
The Civic Commons

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What rethinking public spaces does for equity, engagement and sustainability

Moderator
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Allison Arieff

Editorial Director at SPUR
Arieff serves as editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. She has been a contributing columnist to The New York Times and other publications since 2006 and writes about architecture, design and sustainability. Previously, Arieff... Read More →

Speakers
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Carol Coletta

Senior Fellow for the American Cities Program at The Kresge Foundation
Coletta is a senior fellow with The Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Program, which works to expand opportunities for low-income individuals in cities across the country. Previously, she spent seven years as president of CEO for Cities, a nonprofit that helps build collaboration... Read More →
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James Hardy

Deputy Mayor for Integrated Development for the City of Akron, Ohio
Hardy became the first deputy mayor for integrated development for Akron, Ohio, in 2018 and focuses on engaging with businesses and community development in innovative ways. Previously, he served as assistant director of community health at Summit County Public Health and as a regional... Read More →
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Peter Mullan

CEO of the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy
Mullan has led the Waterloo Greenway Conservancy, a nonprofit that works to create and maintain urban parks around Austin’s Waller Creek, since 2015. Previously, he served as executive vice president of the Friends of the High Line, a nonprofit that works to maintain the High Line... Read More →
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Erin Salazar

Executive Director and Founder of Exhibition District
Salazar is the founder and executive director of Exhibition District, a nonprofit that seeks to make economic opportunities for creatives. She also opened Local Color in downtown San Jose, an initiative that works to turn unused buildings into creative spaces. In 2016, Salazar was... Read More →


Attendees (133)