The Role of Anchor Institutions in Community Revitalization
Date & Time
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Anchor institutions can play a critical role in revitalizing a neighborhood. In this session we’ll present case studies from Baltimore and Milwaukee where anchor institutions collaborated with residents and businesses to promote community and environmental health and well-being. In Southwest Baltimore, the Bon Secours health center is developing an open space network through short- and long-term development of vacant lots. Meanwhile in Milwaukee, institutions including Harley-Davidson came together to form Near West Side Partners, whose mission is to help the struggling Near West Side neighborhood once again become a great place to live. Join us to hear more about these important case studies of different community planning and engagement models involving anchor institutions, and elevating diverse voices for equitable revitalization.