Building Heartland Cities
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
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How do you build a livable 21st century city?
That's the overarching theme for a conversation about Building Heartland Cities on April 2 at the University of Indianapolis featuring former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut and two current mayors --Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, Tennessee and Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus, Ohio.
Indianapolis, Columbus and Nashville have each made strategic decisions over the past 30 years that have allowed them to grow while other Midwestern cities have shrunk or collapsed (Read this New York Times piece on Nashville and one on Ohio that spotlights Mayor Coleman's work in Columbus). This visionary planning has led to the reinvigoration of their cities, but they each have room for improvement. Together, the three leaders will discuss how issues such as education, public transportation and urban dwelling will help their cities -- and the Midwest -- remain competitive in the 21st century.
The conversation will be moderated by Carolyn Coleman, director of federal relations of the National League of Cities. Coleman is a member of the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees, and a former deputy mayor of Indianapolis.
When: 6:30 - 8 p.m., April 2 (Registration opens at 6 p.m.)
Where: Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, University of Indianapolis
Free parking is available adjacent to the DeHaan Center, in the campus lots in the northeast corner of Hanna Avenue and Shelby Street (see the campus map).
This event is free, but registration is requested.
About Mayor Hudnut
The Honorable William H. Hudnut, III, is a former four-term Mayor of Indianapolis and Congressman, author, public speaker, TV commentator, think tank fellow, elected official, and clergyman. Bill Hudnut is also a Senior Fellow Emeritus at The Urban Land Institute (ULI) in Washington, D.C. and managing partner in his own consulting firm, Bill Hudnut Consultants, LLC.
As mayor from 1976-1991, Hudnut helped Indianapolis record spectacular growth. His stated goal was to build a "cooperative, compassionate and competitive" city.
About Mayor Dean
Karl Dean is the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He was first elected on Sept. 11, 2007 and re-elected on Aug. 4, 2011.
Mayor Dean’s priorities are improving schools, making neighborhoods safer and bringing more and better jobs to Nashville. He also works to sustain and improve Nashville's high quality of life through numerous initiatives that promote health, sustainability and volunteerism.
About Mayor Coleman
Since taking office in 2000, Mayor Michael B. Coleman has built Columbus’ reputation as one of the best cities in the nation by building stronger, safer neighborhoods and creating jobs by maintaining a high quality of life. Columbus is the 15th largest city in the nation, the largest city in Ohio and among the only growing cities in the Midwest.
Under Mayor Coleman’s leadership, the City of Columbus has been recently recognized by the Intelligent Communities Forum as the smartest city in the nation and the 7th smartest city in the world, by American City Business Journals for having the 4th best economy in the nation, by Forbes as the best city in the country for working mothers, by NewGeography.com and the Milken Institute as the best big city in the Midwest for job growth, and by Fox News, Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the top 10 cities in the nation for college graduates.
When & Where
University of Indianapolis + Indiana Humanities + National League of Cities
This event is presented by the University of Indianapolis, Indiana Humanities and the National League of Cities.