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Evolving Neighborhoods: Creative and Community-Centered Planning

July 22 from 5:30-7pm

Please join us for this upcoming speaker event featuring urban planner Rhae Parkes, Founding and Managing Partner at EJP Consulting Group in D.C., with special guest Erika Roberts of Chattanooga.

Meaningful community engagement is difficult in urban planning but essential for developing viable long-term plans — grounded in culture, history, arts, and community — that can succeed. What exactly does conscious and centered community-engaged planning look like? Why is it essential? In this talk urban planner Rhae Parkes and creative strategist Erika Roberts discuss the lessons, challenges, and rewards of meaningful engagement, drawing on lessons from the field nationwide and right here in Chattanooga.

***Doors open at 5:30, lecture begins at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. Fully vaccinated attendees may follow current CDC guidelines and attend without wearing a mask. If not fully vaccinated, please wear a face mask.