Reimagining Downtown Through Culture and Creativity

Downtown spaces are the heart and soul of a city's culture. The creative sector plays a key role in shaping that culture. But the events of the last year have made it difficult for creatives to serve as those cultural beacons. As we look to 2030, the creative sector can help cities revitalize the downtown experience and reimagine how to use space in a way that celebrates each city’s defining, unique culture.


Liana Elliott, Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor LaToya Cantrell, New Orleans, LA
Rebecca Fleischaker, Co-chief of Louisville Forward and Director of the Department of Economic Development, Louisville, KY
Brooks Rainwater, Senior Executive and Director, Center for City Solutions, National League of Cities