Webinar • Curbside Chat with Strong Towns

OVERVIEW

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, a virtual curbside chat took place with Strong Towns, an organization dedicated to helping cities create resilient communities so that all generations have the opportunity to live a good life in a prosperous place.

In this presentation, John Reuter from Strong Towns explained how so many American cities have found themselves in decline after decades of “growth.” Examples and tools were shared on how active citizens, local officials, and design professionals can change the trajectory in their towns to help them overcome challenges and become more resilient thus creating greater opportunities for all generations

Here’s a recap: 

  • Click here to learn about the Local Leader’s Toolkit which can be used as a roadmap in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Click here for more information about the Oswego Renaissance Association (ORA) neighborhood revitalization project that John mentioned.
  • Click here for an overview of the Better Block project in Memphis.
  • During the Q&A session, John was asked about mitigating gentrification and he discussed what is meant by local reparations. Click here for more information on this.
  • Click here to learn about more perspectives on gentrification that cities can consider.

This webinar is brought to you by the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative and AARP Florida

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Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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