"From Nulu to Portland: A Lesson in Small Business, the Arts, and Sustainability"
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
One of our core beliefs at IF University is "Ideas are everywhere and anywhere can be a classroom." So, how does an entrepreneur and developer like Gill Holland get interested in a historic neighborhood like Portland, just west of downtown Louisville, and envision massive change? Join IF University on a developer-led tour as Holland explains his ideas for bringing new love, new investment to what he calls "arguably the most historic area of Louisville." More than a class on urban development, this is a discussion about new ways of seeing. Join us on a guided tour of Portland and see where new ideas are taking shape.
FACILITATOR: Gill Holland is the founder and owner of The Group Entertainment and sonaBLAST!, a film, music, arts and media company. In 2008, he and his wife, Augusta Brown Holland opened the Green Building on Louisville's East Market Street, which became the centerpiece of the revitalization of the area now known as NuLu. Holland has created the "Portland Development Initiative," a $24 million project to revitalize the Portland neighborhood of Louisville.
The tour will originate and end at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203.
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IF University is a new platform and ecosystem for creative thinkers, innovators, and curious minds to teach classes, attend classes and bring unexpected ideas to the forefront to build and support a culture of innovative thinking. Built on the “Stay Curious” premise of the annual IdeaFestival® in Louisville, IF University is designed to inspire new and novel thinking all year round by hosting classes and events on a wide variety of topics held in public venues. All IF University classes and events are non-credit learning experiences, with an emphasis on the intersections between varied topics and multiple disciplines. Ideas at Play, that's IF University.
IF University is a division of the IdeaFestival® , the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, businesses, organizations and communities to grow, change, and be relevant by constantly challenging their assumptions and affirming their intellectual courage.