Miami at the Merc: Whose City, Whose Streets?

Presented on: October 27th at 6:15 PM EDT

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The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a premium on outdoor gathering, accelerating many cities’ plans to make better use of public space.  Please consider joining us for a special presentation as exceptional Miamians involved in planning and development discuss this phenomenon and the future of urban and regional planning.  The group will talk about urban change and equity, converting streets into public spaces and transportation trends, among other topics.

- Dan Bower '10, Deputy Director of the Department of Community and Economic Development for the City of Cincinnati
- Aharon Brown ‘17, City Councilor for Forest Park
- Kevin Jones ‘89, Regional President for Huntington; Board Member for multiple city development organizations including 3CDC and REDI Cincinnati
- David Prytherch, Professor of Geography at Miami University; City Councilor for Oxford

- Addison Murtha ‘22, Senior at Miami University majoring in Public Administration/Urban and Regional Planning 

The event will take place live both at the Mercantile Library in person and online on our webinar platform.  Those near Cincinnati are encouraged to register to attend in person at no cost:
5:30 - Happy hour appetizers and drinks
6:15 - Panel presentation

Miami at the Merc is an enrichment series from the Miami University Alumni Association, presented with support from the Mikki and Walter Frank Family Charitable Fund.  Questions can be directed to J.J. Slager at