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May 7 | Building an 8-80 community at the St. Paul Ford site

post-top-ford-plantHow can 8-80 principles—a model which looks at ways to make a community good for an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old—shape redevelopment of the Ford site as a high quality neighborhood for residents, employees and visitors of all ages? Can these principles be applied to other large sites in the region such as the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant or the West Side Flats?

Gil Penalosa, executive director of Toronto’s 8-80 Cities and well-known former commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation in Bogotá, Colombia, will join a panel of development experts at an open discussion about the possibilities for these once-in-a-lifetime urban placemaking opportunities. Fresh Energy’s director of transportation and the built environment, Shawntera M. Hardy, is a member of the panel.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | 6:30—8:30PM
St. Catherine University – Recital Hall
2004 Randolph Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105

The event is free but space is limited.
Register at the Eventbrite page.

This event is part of the Third Annal Placemaking Residency, an event designed to discuss how the 8-80 model can be implemented in the Twin Cities. For more information contact: merritt.clapp-smith@cit.stpaul.mn.us. Presented by the City of Saint Paul Planning and Economic Development Department.

Join a panel of experts, including Fresh Energy's Shawntera M. Hardy, at a free event focused on the redevelopment of the St. Paul Ford Plant.

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