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Redeveloping And Reclaiming Our Downtowns


Revitalizing downtowns has been a challenge for cities all over the country but as growth picks up and as younger people are looking for something other than suburbia and shopping centers, revitalization efforts are picking up steam. Some towns aren’t waiting for developers, they’re making their own plans and then looking for developers to carry them out. Some are tapping expertise from the University of North Carolina and we’ll hear about what they’re doing.


Jack Simoneau - planning director in Huntersville

Mike Legg - City Manager in Kannapolis

Leamon Brice - Town Manager in Davidson

Michael Lemanski - director of the Development Finance Initiative at the University of North Carolina School of Government

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