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Eds and Meds: Leveraging Anchor Institutions to Create Community
Educational institutions and medical facilities are engaging in regional transformation. Traditionally, these organizations have been rather inward looking, examining growth through the prism of available real estate. That approach is changing, with new collaborative relationships geared towards potential growth in the organizations and the region. Already dominant employers in their regions, these organizations are anchored to and invested in their surrounding neighborhoods. Learn how the meds and eds are stretching outside their comfort zones to transform their neighborhoods through collaboration. Hear how they are engaged in planning high-quality, direct and attractive public transit services to connect institutions, job centers and adjacent neighborhoods. Finally, see how recent collaborations spanned sectors -- what strategies worked and what didn’t.
Moderator: Ian Druce, Director, Head of Canadian Business, Steer Davies Gleave, Vancouver, British Columbia
Brett Wallace, Senior Supervising Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Charlotte, North Carolina
Ellen Watters, Co-Leader, Central Corridor Anchor Partnership, St. Paul, Minnesota
Jamie M. Kendrick, Project Planner, Maryland Transit Administration, Baltimore, Maryland