According to a recent article in The Indianapolis Star, Marion County lost a net 86,000 residents to its suburbs from 2000 to 2009. That means $180 million in total income now resides in the seven surrounding counties. What exactly does this mean and why should we care? Why are downtown neighborhoods important to Indianapolis’ survival?
On Monday, April 30, a panel of experts will tackle these questions and more. The esteemed panel includes Joe Bowling, Ron Gifford, David Harris, Maggie Lewis and Mark Miles. Erika Smith, a columnist for The Indianapolis Star, will moderate.
This is one of three forums that LISC and Indiana Humanities will hold to discuss urban communities and explore challenges they face, such as jobs, schools, taxes, public safety, housing. Together, we seek to talk about challenges and solutions and how we can apply them to ensure more healthy urban neighborhoods in our city.
Monday, April 30th, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Indiana Landmarks Center: Cook Theater
1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
- Joe Bowling, Director, Englewood Community Development Corporation
- Ron Gifford, Executive Director, Central Indiana Transit Task Force
- David Harris, Founder and CEO, The Mind Trust
- Maggie Lewis, President and City County Council Member, District 7 and Executive Director, Dove Recovery House for Women
- Mark Miles, President and CEO, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, Inc.
Moderator: Erika Smith, columnist, The Indianapolis Star.