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What's Brewing: Arts and Culture in Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place Neighborhood Revitalization

Exploring Issues, Connections and Opportunities for St. Louis Neighborhoods

What’s Brewing is a series of breakfast conversations to explore issues, connections, and opportunities for St. Louis area neighborhoods. For the Spring 2018 series we will visit two parts of the St. Louis area where arts and culture are integrated into community-building efforts:  Old North St. Louis/St. Louis Place (February) and Dutchtown (May).

We have partnered with the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis’ Community Arts Training Institute and local artists and leaders that are actively engaged in these neighborhoods to explore how arts and culture influence and impact community development.  Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place neighborhoods have rich cultural histories, numerous arts and cultural organizations, and many artists that live and/or work there. This community offers many strong examples and lessons learned along the way about the roles that arts and culture play in community revitalization. 

Join us for this breakfast conversation to explore arts and culture in community development. This session will include:

Date:               Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time:               7:30-9:00 AM
Location:        Central Print 
                        2624 N 14th St, St. Louis, MO 63106
Registration:  The event is free. Registration is required. Click here to register 
Refreshments:  Light refreshments will be provided.


Previous Whats Brewing Sessions Explored Different St. Louis Neighborhood Types

Six-Party Typology of St. Louis Neighborhoods

If you would like to see Des Lee Professor Todd Swanstrom's presentation from previous Whats Brewings see below:

Tower Grove South - click here   

Pagedale - click here 

Bevo neighborhood - click here.


Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities:  What Can the U.S. Learn from Europe?

Thanks to all who attended our panel discussion led by visiting scholar Dr. Jörg Plöger, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Urban and Regional Development in Dortmund, Germany. The co-author of Phoenix Cities (Policy Press, 2010), Dr. Plöger has worked with the London School of Economics and the Brookings Institution researching urban recovery strategies in
European and American cities.  To download a copy of his presentation, please click here.  
Dr. Plöger was joined by a panel of local speakers:
Sandra Moore, President, Urban Strategies 
Don Roe, Director, St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency 
Bob Lewis, Principal, Development Strategies
Turin is an example of an Italian city that transformed itself from an industrial city in decline to a vibrant urban center.

Events and Training

Feb. 22 - Whats Brewing: Arts and Culture in Old North St. Louis and St. Louis Place 
Feb. 28 - CWC Research Fellows Presentation
What's New?
See Dr. Jörg Plöger's presentation on Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities here.
Read CWC Research Fellow Dr. Adriano Udani's research on African Immigrant Perceptions of Non-Profit Service Providers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.


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Karl Guenther