You’ve got a great opportunity this coming Wednesday for some conversation and networking about the future of urban living when the City Share program hosts Steven Gondol, executive director of Live Baltimore, the nationally recognized nonprofit committed to promoting Baltimore City living.
Live Baltimore works with homebuyers to share the facts about their city, match them with incentives, tax credits, real estate professionals, and help them discover their neighborhood. In 1996, a series of town hall-style meetings were held, attended by hundreds of citizens who love Baltimore and, in particular, its neighborhoods. Residents, community activists, and public and private sector leaders quickly reached consensus about the need to develop strategies to retain and increase Baltimore City’s residential base and to address and balance negative perceptions about city living. While other organizations focus on promoting Baltimore for business investment, downtown development, tourism and conventions, Live Baltimore is the city’s only organization focused on marketing city neighborhoods for new residential investment, something Chattanooga is also grappling with. Often, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel—just reach out and find best practices that are already working in other cities. A discussion will follow the video session.
This event is part of a City Share Housing series in partnership with the Community Design Forum, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Regional Planning Agency, & Glass House Collective. City Share is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. Noon, Aug. 7, green|spaces, 63 E. Main Street. RSVP to this event on Facebook or by emailing email@example.com