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GOOD Ideas for Cities RVA
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Update: Please note the change in venue below!
GOOD Ideas for Cities taps creative problem solvers to tackle real urban challenges and present their solutions at live events across the country. Thanks to a partnership between GOOD and CEOs for Cities and a generous grant from ArtPlace we're taking the program to five mid-sized cities in 2012, and RVA is next!
Last month we issued a call for RVA creatives, and chose three teams. Each team has been issued a challenge proposed by an urban leader working in RVA and at the event, they'll present their ideas for a solution to that challenge. The urban leaders will then join them onstage for a brief Q&A moderated by GOOD Ideas for Cities editor Alissa Walker. And afterwards, a reception will provide a perfect time for everyone to talk about how to make these ideas for RVA a reality.
Tuesday, April 24
Doors at 5:30pm
Program begins at 6:30pm
Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
Hosted by The i.e.* Initiative of the Greater Richmond Chamber and the Capital Region Collaborative
Special thanks to our partners AIGA Richmond and Greater Richmond Grid
The James River is a critical resource for the region. The City of Richmond has recently announced a comprehensive plan to revitalize the riverfront in the city that includes parks, trails and community gathering places. With this plan in mind, how can we leverage the James River and Canal Walk as an economic driver that brings not only people, but dollars to the region?
Andreas Addison, Chief Administrative Office: Civic Innovation Team, City of Richmond
Creative Team: Larkin Garbee, Andrea Goulet, Amy Broderick, Holly Pearce, Jake Mitchell, Jeff MacDonald, Kendall Morris, Scott Ukrop, K. Giles Harnsberger, Evan MacKenzie, Sarah Keane, Ronald Rogers, Allen Chamberlain, Caitlin Kilcoin, Christie Thompson, Maureen Neal, Corey Lane, Emily Smith, Maritza Mercado
The Richmond Region is rich in history, the arts and entertainment opportunities, but tourists often pass us by when traveling along I-95 and I-64 on their way to other destinations. How can we make the gateways to our region more attractive and encourage travelers to exit the interstate and visit the Richmond Region?
Chuck Gates, Communication Coordinator, Richmond Regional Planning District Commission
Creative Team: Heide Trepanier, Collin Brady, John Sarvay, Stephen Robertson, Charles Collie, Casey Quinlan, Elizabeth Cogar, Ryn Bruce, Ross Catrow, Johnny Hugel, Tony Scida, Meredith Salley, Ali Croft, Christine Pizzo, Emily Smith, David McIntosh, Carter Graham Holt, Alana Kucharski, Ansel Olson, Jon Baliles
There are some vibrant elementary schools in the City of Richmond. However, middle schools can be another story. Some parents send their children to private schools starting in middle school and other parents stop showing up. The community is often more interested in volunteering in elementary schools or high schools. How can we keep the community involved with the goal of improving our city's middle schools?
Harold Fitrer, President/CEO, Communities In Schools Richmond
Creative Team: April Johnson, Lisa Taranto, Peter Fraser, Camden Whitehead, Mimi Sadler, Dean Browell, Emily Griffey, Dominic Barrett, Emma Terray Spivack, Peyton Rowe, Trina Lambert, R. Vincent Alfaro, Rachel Kopelovich Douglas, Shannon Williams, Elizabeth Hailand, Stephen Curtis Clark, Sara Dunnigan