Co-Creating Civic Infrastructure for Vibrant, Connected Communities
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location Name
Forum B

Social isolation is a growing concern across the country. The recent U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory on combating the loneliness epidemic calls for the development of a comprehensive national strategy for creating more social connection. Efforts in Macon, Georgia, and Detroit, Michigan, show that Main Streets have a unique opportunity to be part of the solution. Through action-oriented planning processes, diverse teams in downtown Macon and Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhood are redesigning and reprogramming the built environment to build a culture of connection. Learn how these collaborative efforts, with commercial districts at their heart, are co-creating civic infrastructure to deliver more connected, vibrant communities.

Making the Case, Leadership, Connectivity through Civic Infrastructure
Bridget Marquis Caitlin Murphy Josh Rogers Taqee Vernon
Session Type
75-Minute Classroom Session
Session Materials