We’re proud to announce the 2014 Summit keynote speaker, Cynthia Bowen. RW Armstrong’s Director of Planning and Urban Design and the Region 4 Representative on the board of the American Planning Association, Bowen has traveled the world redesigning cities into vibrant urban centers. She’ll have an idea or two for how we can help build Dayton.
New this year: Summit attendees will be able to submit ideas beforehand for improving Dayton, which will be voted on at the summit. They will also be able to indicate whether they’d like to lead a project. The actual summit will be where we discuss and vote on the ideas. Registration and the “Idea submission form” will open on the day of February 17th. You can submit ideas until April 4th.
Each of the three top ideas will get a year’s worth of support from UpDayton and its community partner and $1,000 seed money from UpDayton, to aid in project completion. Ideas should fall within the project guidelines and must not be and already existing project or program to be considered for voting at the Summit.
Need help formulating ideas? Want to meet with other young people your age to discuss how to ignite change in Dayton? Then, join us from 6-8pm in one of our three “Pints and Perspectives” (P&P) events, where we will learn more about livability in Dayton and what kinds of information and resources are available from UpDayton’s community partners Five Rivers MetroParks, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. The event dates are:
After you attend a P&P, come to the 6th annual UpDayton Summit at the Dayton Art Institute on April 11th from 2:00- 6:00 PM. The theme of our summit this year is “IGNITE!” This grassroots gathering offers a chance to come together with your peers to brainstorm ideas on how to make Dayton a better place to live, work, and play.