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Apnba June 2008 Conference Seifert

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Creating a Sense of Place, Rick Seifert, Hillsdale Business & Professional Association. Track 2, Presentation 1

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Apnba June 2008 Conference Seifert

  1. 1. Creating a Sense of Place – Hillsdale as a Case Study Rick Seifert Hillsdale Business & Professional Association APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 1
  2. 2. Presentation Outline The Three-Legged Stool Three- What’s in a name? What s Visioning Planning and Visioning Map Questing Planting Pl ti your flags fl Nurturing old institutions/creating new ones Communicating The Future of Place APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 2
  3. 3. The Three-Legged Stool Three- Community Commerce Communication APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 3
  4. 4. What’s in a Name? A link to the past A state of mind (If you think you live in Hillsdale, you do!) APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 4
  5. 5. Planning and Visioning Planning The Hillsdale Town Center Plan Visioning How do we see ourselves? Now? In the future? APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 5
  6. 6. Map Questing Putting your place on the map Boundaries Overlaps Topography Transit corridors History Schools Parks Political turf Finding your center APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 6
  7. 7. Planting Your Flags Themes (historical and others) Logos Mottos – “Hillsdale Has It!” Sign caps Gateway signs yg Historic signs Opportunity signs pp yg (The Watershed) APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 7
  8. 8. Nurturing and Creating Institutions − 1 Library Schools and PTAs Community- Community-oriented and supportive businesses and business associations Anchor stores Cooperatives (Food Front) Shopping and commercial centers APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 8
  9. 9. Nurturing and Creating Institutions − 2 Trails (You call them sidewalks) ( ) Emergency teams Farmers Markets Hillsdale Votes! Scrip (Hazzits) (Hazzits) Alternative energy (Rieke solar) (Rieke Landmarks − natural and created APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 9
  10. 10. Communicating − 1 Creating your own media Three newspapers, two newspapers online sites, list servers The civic (and civil) conversation – associations, book clubs and farmers markets APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 10
  11. 11. Communicating − 2 Civic Celebrations and Civic Pride − parades, walks, pancake breakfasts, d lk k b kf t athletics and chili feeds Inter- Inter-institutional communication The Hillsdale Alliance Hillsdale News Used books as a source of revenue Hillsdale Community Foundation APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 11
  12. 12. The Future of Place The renaissance of community and local economies The self-reliant community self- The happiness factor Energy conservation Transit solutions T it l ti Politics is local, and getting more so all the time It’s the community, neighbor I’ h i i hb APNBA Business District Association Conference – June, 2008 12

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