Did you hear Ed Starkie talk about Urban Economic Development yesterday? You should.. and you can right here.
Did you miss the Brown Bag Lunch on Urban Economic Development with Ed Starkie of Urban Advisors yesterday? We have video of Ed's eye-opening comments right here. Click these links to watch the videos, which range in length from a minute to several.
Ed opens his presentation with a simple statement: to revitalize Cincinnati, you must revitalize the neighborhoods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTfXVDyuVbw
Ed talks about how changes in how we treat the urban environment have changed how we view the economic opportunity of urban neighborhoods, and uses statistics from the Avondale neighborhood to demonstrate that urban neighborhoods can have much more economic power and potential than anyone anticipated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S1mOc5UAQw
Ed explores the facts and the perceptions that are impacting Cincinnati neighborhoods' economic vitality, from street conditions to loss of the density needed to support local retail. He also examines the assets that urban neighborhoods need for economic success -- factors that many Cincinnati neighborhoods have or can recapture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KowDpUY6uKQ
Ed continues his review of key strategies needed to build Cincinnati neighborhoods' economic vitality and outlines his assessment of necessary next steps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIuj_eQtBIE
Ed responds to an audience question about the effectiveness of tax incentives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaXZXRZXAPg
Ed responds to another audience question about business recruitment opportunities stemming from appealing residential opportunities in great neighborhoods: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FENazjSTNpE
Video clips of the final presentation are uploading as I type, and we'll get those up for you as soon as possible.