TEDxLincolnSalon: Attainable and Sustainable - Community Advocates' Perspectives on Inclusivity in Urban Issues
Join us September 19, 2019, at 6 PM at The Foundry Community for an informative discussion on Inclucivity in Urban Issues with Chelsey Pounds, José Lemus, and Grant Daily. This salon will also feature a related TEDx talk.
Tickets are $5 and include attendance and lite bites. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Chelsey Pounds, Graduate Student, Community and Regional Planning, Everett Neighborhood Association
José Lemus, Collective Impact Lincoln - Community Organizer, Civic Nebraska
Grant Daily, Community Specialist, NeighborWorks Lincoln, South Salt Creek Community Organization
Urban Farms, Public Transportation, Affordable Housing, Climate Change: these are all urban issues related to inclusivity. As the climate changes, there will be more environmental refugees to urban areas. Are we ready for that? Are our policies and practices enough to sustain growing metropolitan communities?
Holistic public transportation is one of the single most beneficial items a city can offer a variety of socioeconomic statuses by relieving impediments to jobs, services, schools, shops, and parks from home.
Affordable housing means people can have ownership of their community and security in where we live. Revising restrictions on what is considered industrial or commercial farming means urban families may raise their kids knowing where their food comes from and for people to contribute to their community's health by having fresh, local food to offer.
The more we involve ourselves in understanding the processes exist, the more we can work to shift the fast and furious urban culture into something sustainable and attainable for all. Join us for a deeper discussion on these issues.