ULI Nashville: A Fishbowl Conversation: Exploring the Balance Between Responsible Economic Development, Gentrification and Displacement (Venue Announced)

When

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
8:00am - 10:00am CST

Where

Adventure Science Center Will open in a new window 800 Fort Negley Blvd Nashville, TN 37203-4833 UNITED STATES
Program Partners: Metro Nashville Planning Department, Urban Housing Solutions, The Housing Fund, NOAH, ULI Nashville and ULI Advisory Services.
 
Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 am Arrivals / Coffee
           8:30 am – 10:00 Fishbowl Conversation
 

A 'Fishbowl' Conversation: Exploring the Balance Between Responsible Economic Development, Gentrification and Displacement

 
WHAT IS A FISHBOWL…and WHY?
 
A “fishbowl”, with its specific structure and format, provides an opportunity to honestly and frankly speak, and to listen and to hear a variety of perspectives on a topic.  
 
A ‘fishbowl” facilitates learning and empathy of and between diverse participants with generally divergent experiences.

Generally, there’s no ‘bad’ or ‘good’ guy in gentrification / displacement. Yet, there is a distinct cause-effect that can disrupt lives and the health and vitality of our city.
 
The goal of this ‘fishbowl’ is to open a new level of understanding on the balance and dynamics of responsible economic development, investment and displacement. And further, that that may help build solutions to help reduce or minimize the enduring challenges associated with gentrification / displacement that communities and its residents face.
 
Attendees will include affordable housing providers (private and non-profit), market-rate developers, residents, city officials, and other community stakeholders; many of whom are invited guests of our five Program Partners; Metro Nashville Planning Department, Urban Housing Solutions, The Housing Fund, NOAH, and ULI Nashville.

By design, the fishbowl provides for a rotating showcase of viewpoints and opinions, conveyed respectfully and productively. Attendees at the ‘fishbowl’ have three levels of participation to choose from!  
  • 10 - 15 attendees sit in an inner ring to participate in a prompted facilitator-led conversation designed to solicit honest communication on gentrification, investment, development, displacement, etc
     
  • Approx. 20 attendees sit in an outer circle preparing to ‘tap-in’ as a speaker participant. A tap-in trades places with someone in the inner ring, allowing for fluidity of ideas and participation to emerge throughout the session.
     
  • The majority of attendees will realize significant value and lessons learned from
    being active-listeners to the dynamics of the exchanges.
A fishbowl offers meaningful opportunities to build a healthier understanding among community interests and establish collaborations on a challenging issue. The success of a fishbowl depends on having honest and diverse participation and participants!
 
We six Program Partners hope you choose to attend this fishbowl on gentrification and displacement to help build a better Nashville.
 
Program Partners:
  

Adventure Science Center 800 Fort Negley Blvd Nashville, TN 37203-4833 UNITED STATES

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