Conference Focusing on 'City-Building'

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The final We Are City SUMMIT kicks off Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis. The event, presented by Downtown Indy, focuses on urban development and engagement. August 20, 2014

News Release

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - "We Are City SUMMIT," presented by Downtown Indy will resurface for its third and final iteration on Thursday, August 21. The half-day conference will feature a diverse collection of national and local speakers who work and play in the trenches and front lines of urban development, civic involvement and artistic engagement.

What: We Are City SUMMIT 2014, presented by Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Why: Through observation, exploration and interaction SUMMIT will challenge local "city builders" to think innovatively and act boldly about the future of their city.

Who: Local presenters include Sarah Green (The Art Assignment, Indianapolis, Ind.) and Phyllis Viola Boyd (Green3, Indianapolis, Ind.). Visiting speakers include Matthew Skjonsberg (Laboratory of Urbanism, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland), Nettrice Gaskins (Georgia Tech’s Digital Media Program, Atlanta, Ga.), Claudia Folska (Denver Regional Transit District, Denver, Colo.), Bryce Johnson (Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.), Jace Clayton and Rocio Rodriquez Salceda (Artists, Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Ryan Gravel (Perkins+Will, Beltline, Atlanta, Ga.).

When: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Indiana Historical Society, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, Ind.

Tickets: There are a very limited number of tickets available at http://wearecity2014.eventbrite.com/. There will be no walk-up admission.

[SUMMIT] is made possible with the generous support by the following sponsors:

PRESENTING: Downtown Indy

- GOLD: MailChimp and Visit Indy

- SILVER: Artistry, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), Indiana History Center, SmallBox

- BRONZE: Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University, Cerulean Restaurant, Eskenazi Health, IndyHub, The Kinetic Project, People for Urban Progress, two21 LLC, URBN DSGN, Yelp!

For more information about the SUMMIT and a complete schedule of events, visit WeAreCity.us.

About We Are City

We Are City is a joint effort founded by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University and The Kinetic Project. The mission of We Are City is to inspire heightened conversation about city-building in Indianapolis, and to celebrate people and projects that exemplify smart, unique, and bold city-building. In addition to the SUMMIT, We Are City produces the BRIEFING, a bi-weekly email digest that highlights city-building news, and has created a residency program called IMPORT to introduce thinkers and creators to Indianapolis.

Source: We Are City Summit