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6/5/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Sustainable urban redevelopment discussion set for June 11

DOWNTOWN AKRON — Sustainable urban redevelopment will be the subject of the GAINS (Greater Akron Innovation Network for Sustainability) meeting June 11 at Musica, 51 E. Market St. 

The discussion for the evening will cover the social, economic and environmental benefits of historic preservation, adaptive reuse of existing buildings and neighborhood scale development.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for networking. The free program will begin at 6:15 p.m., with time for questions and answers at the close of the talks.

Kathleen Crowther, president of the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS), a local partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Tony Troppe, developer of Akron’s historic district, will discuss the work of the local historic preservation movement from preserving buildings to preserving historic places and experiences that are tangible on a daily basis to most people. This preservation strategy employs productive partnerships and creative alliances with community leaders that align and further local community, environmental and economic development goals, according to GAINS officials.

GAINS is a local gathering of sustainability practitioners and those interested in learning, applying and sharing community culture from a long-term perspective. The salon-style meetings, held the second Wednesday of the month, are free, interactive and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/GAIN4Sustainability.

 

Stephanie Kist contributed to this report.

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