The Urban Waterways Symposium – Gathering to “Tell Story”

Saturday, March 28, 2015

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS

2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020

One of the central goals of the Urban Waterways project has been to provide means for the collaborators in our network to share their concerns, practices, and accomplishments with communities facing similar challenges.  On March 28, 2015, the museum will provide a space for our collaborators as they gather for the Urban Waterways Symposium.

Panelists from Baltimore, Chicago, D.C., Hawaii, Los Angeles, Louisville, and Turkey Creek will gather to share their experiences, best practices, and next steps regarding such issues as Education & Practice, Environmentalism & Recreation, Grassroots Leadership, Collaboration, Waterfront Development, and Gentrification & New Urbanism.

The symposium will help to further the project’s long-standing goals of creating a cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars, government  officials, activists, and scientists, eliciting first-hand  information from residents of local communities, and engaging all who are interested with on-going activities that will enable their participation in reclamation, restoration, and appropriate redevelopment of their urban waterways  and their communities.

Register at urbanwaterways.eventzilla.net

Use Invite Code ACMUWS2015

9:00-10:00 AM

CHECK-IN & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

CONCURRENT PANEL SESSIONS

10:00-11:15 AM

EDUCATION AND PRACTICE

RECREATION & ENVIRONMENTALISM

11:30 AM-12:45 PM

COLLABORATION TECHNIQUES

MODELS IN GRASSROOTS LEADERSHIP

1:00-2:15 PM

KEYNOTE & LUNCH

2:30 -3:45 PM

WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

GENTRIFICATION & NEW URBANISM