A City's Center: Rethinking Downtown

Historically, a city’s downtown core has been the community’s cultural and economic center, expressing shared values and aspirations. Today, however, many downtowns represent a community’s social and economic distress. Cities of all sizes are trying to revitalize their downtowns, but the qualities essential to this revitalization remain elusive. This is the focus of “A City’s Center: Rethinking Downtown,” a free conversation hosted by Oregon Humanities and 1000 Friends of Oregon.

Nan LaurenceWe are proud to welcome Nan Laurence, a senior planner for the City of Eugene, to host this conversation.

When: Friday, May 4th from 4-5:30pm
Where: Reed Opera House, Gallery 205, 189 Liberty Street NW, Salem

For more information about this free community discussion and to RSVP, please contact Tara Sulzen, Outreach Coordinator at 503-497-1000 x137 or at tara@friends.org.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state's future. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm