Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Improvement district guru to speak here June 1

A San Diego-based business district manager who has been responsible for the creation of 61 improvement districts in the United States will be the featured speaker at part two of this year's Sustainable Hamilton County series, June 1 from 8 A.M. to noon at the Conference Center at Drake's Conference Rooms F and G.

Keynote speaker Marco Li Mandri is the current president of New City America, Inc. and is the manager of San Diego's Little Italy District.

Recognized for his ability to devise financial mechanisms that overcome the declining economy and cuts in public funding, he's been able to build improvement districts that build business, tourism, neighborhoods, housing development, and other community benefits.

Li Mandri is responsible for developing the successful "Mercato", the largest fresh market in San Diego.

The Workshop Series is a multi-part event that provides factual data and leading research findings, encourages critical thinking, and promotes discussion and collaborative action to achieve sustainable development in Hamilton County. All events are free and open to the public, however registration is required.

The Sustainable Hamilton County Workshop Series is sponsored by the Hamilton County Regional Planning Commission Planning Partnership, the First Suburbs Consortium of Southwest Ohio, Duke Energy Ohio, the Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati, the Community Building Institute, Agenda 360 and the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, and We THRIVE!

Part three of this year's series, "Housing and Demographic Trends", is scheduled for September 14.

For more information, contact Catalina Landivar at (513) 946-4455 or Catalina.Landivar@hamilton-co.org.

Previous reading on BC:
Registration open for new season of Sustainable Hamilton Co workshops (3/30/12)
Registration open for finale of Hamilton Co sustainability series (3/1/11)
Hamilton County sustainability series continues Friday (1/18/11)