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Panel Discussion Pt 4

Nov. 3, 2011

Jeffery A. Morgan, an archictect/urbanist and 2011 Harvard University Edward M. Gramlich Fellow, addressed the issue of redevelopment of commercial corridors and neighborhood-serving businesses during this lunchtime forum.

Morgan, who is a candidate for Master in Design Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, presented "(Re)Vitalizing Inner-City Neighborhood Business Districts: An Assessment and Strategy Framework for Integrated Micro-business and Real Estate Development by Nonprofits." His presentation was followed by a panel discussion, "Been There, Done That—and It Works! What's in Place (and What's Missing) to Optimize Business District Revitalization in Neighborhoods." In addition to Morgan, panelists included Sarah McGraw Greenberg, senior manager of community stabilization for NeighborWorks America; and Robert Holmes, Jr., president and CEO of Corporate Services Consultants. Bill Weyland of CityVisions Associates facilitated the panel discussion.

This event was presented by the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, JPMorgan Chase Foundation and New Directions Housing Corporation, a NeighborWorks America network member.

Panel Discussion, Part 4:
Balancing Retail Mix Between Franchises and Locally Owned Businesses at the Neighborhood Level
(7:44)

Other event materials are also available.