On Tuesday, May 22nd, Cynthia Nikitin, Vice President with Project for Public Spaces (PPS) in New York City, will speak in Cleveland Heights, OH on the topic “Main Street at Work: Shaping Neighborhood Commercial Centers around Places.” The event will be held at Forest Hill Church, 3031 Monticello Blvd. (corner of Lee Blvd.) at 7:00 p.m. Free parking is available behind the church.
In her talk, Ms. Nikitin will discuss how the key to revitalizing neighborhood commercial corridors and retail districts is to re-imagine them as a series of dynamic linked destinations, managed as a whole. Examples will be presented of downtown neighborhood main streets that have turned themselves around by reorienting around the notion of “Place.”
As a seasoned project director of PPS, Cynthia Nikitin has more than 20 years of experience in public art administration, public space management and programming, creating transit centers as public spaces, civic buildings as community assets and facilitating workshops for community and transportation professionals to add greater value to communities with public space projects. PPS is an international non-profit organization that creates the public spaces that build and sustain communities.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is jointly sponsored by FutureHeights and the Cleveland Chapter of the Ohio Planning Conference. For more information, call (216) 320-1423 or email info@futureheights.org.

For more information, download the event flyer here.

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