“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.
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 - 8:30pm
2:00 – 4:30pm Tour of Cleveland’s middle neighborhoods
5:30 – 5:45pm Welcome by Joel Ratner, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and The Honorable Frank Jackson, Mayor of the city of Cleveland
5:45 – 7:30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A: “The Essential Role of Middle Neighborhoods in Comprehensive Development”
7:30 – 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: Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods
10:05 – 11:00am Round I: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
11:00 – 11:15am Break
11:15am – 12:00pm Presentation on New Research
12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch Plenary: Mobilizing an Inclusive Movement
1:15 – 1:30pm Break
1:30 – 2:25pm Round II: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:30 – 3:25pm Round III: Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:25 – 3:35pm Break
3:35 – 5:00pm Concluding Plenary: Goals and Next Steps
*all working group participants must be pre-registered