Middle Neighborhoods Working Group Meeting Schedule Outline
“Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods” on Tuesday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio is an INVITATION ONLY working group meeting. The schedule outline below is designed to strengthen the growing movement of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to stabilizing neighborhoods “on the edge” between growth and decline.
The agenda features new research as well as new tactics to mobilize support nationally. Designed to accommodate a robust response to an open call for session proposals, the agenda also prioritizes peer sharing and training opportunities as well as spontaneous self-organized workshops on topics of mutual interest. A major focus of the meeting is on identifying pathways to broaden and deepen the middle neighborhoods movement. Also important is demonstrating how middle neighborhoods stabilization can reinforce inclusive development and racial equity, in Cleveland and nationally.
Below is an overview of events. Click here to view a detailed schedule PDF, which includes full descriptions of plenary and breakout sessions, as well as goals and anticipated outcomes for the meeting.
Day 1: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
2:00 – 4:30pm Tour of Cleveland’s middle neighborhoods
5:30 – 7:00pm Welcoming Remarks and Panel Discussion at Merwin’s Wharf (1785 Merwin Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113)
7:00 – 8:30pm Cocktail Reception at Merwin’s Wharf
Day 2: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland – BY INVITATION ONLY*
8:00 – 8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00am Opening Plenary: Mobilizing an Inclusive Middle Neighborhoods Movement
10:00 – 11:00am Breakout Sessions: Round I
11:00 – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:00pm Presentation and Discussion of New Research
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch: Open Mic
1:00 – 1:15pm Break
1:15 – 2:15pm Breakout Sessions: Round II
2:15 – 3:15pm Breakout Sessions: Round III
3:15 – 3:30pm Break
3:30 – 5:00pm Concluding Plenary: Goals and Next Steps
5:00 – 7:00 Social Hour // Networking Event (Oﬀsite)
*all working group participants must be pre-registered