Image: Interaction Institute for Social Change | Artist: Angus Maguire. interactioninstitute.org and madewithangus.com.
Join MountainTrue on Saturday, May 13th from 9am-12pm as we explore the legacy of Urban Renewal policies, their impacts on Asheville’s communities of color, and the continuing tensions that threaten our community’s future.
With Asheville rated as one of the fastest gentrifying cities in the U.S., it is critically important that we make land use, planning and development choices thoughtfully and inclusively. This program will include a facilitated discussion at the Wesley Grant Center featuring guest speaker Sheneika Smith, founder of Date My City. After the discussion, the group will board a Gray Line Trolley for a custom tour led by Hood Huggers International’s DeWayne Barton and MountainTrue’s Co-Director Julie Mayfield.
As Asheville continues to grow, MountainTrue is committed to supporting neighborhoods and residents in planning and advocating for the success of their communities and advocating for sustainable, pedestrian friendly, and affordable neighborhoods. Join us for this timely conversation about both the history and future of development in Asheville.
Tickets for this event are $25 for current MountainTrue members and $40 for non-members, which includes a 2017 MountainTrue membership.