May 9, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
In recognition of Columbia’s 50th Birthday the Columbia 50th Birthday Celebration and Howard Community College present a Founder’s Day event honoring the vision of Columbia’s founder, James Rouse.
The vision for Columbia was to create a better city. Rouse established the foundation for that “better city,” but the success of Columbia is up to the people living and working in Columbia today. Explore the possibilities with other community leaders at the Founder’s Day event.
Josh Olsen, Sr. Vice President, Monument Realty, Washington DC
Author – Better Places, Better Lives: A Biography of James Rouse
Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Health and Well-Being in Columbia: Early Aims and Future Potential
Roundtable Discussion – Going Forward – Today’s answers to creating a better city
Moderator – Ann Forsyth
Ian Kennedy, Executive Director, Downtown Arts and Culture Commission
Nikki Highsmith Vernick – President and CEO, Horizon Foundation
Heather Kirk-Davidoff – Enabling Minister, Kittamaqundi Community
Ken Ulman – President, Margrave Strategies