Neighborhood Summit 2019

Dinner Friday March 15      Summit Saturday March 16, 2019     Cintas Center, Xavier University

Resiliency: strong people, neighborhoods, economy, and society
“Urban resiliency is the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, and businesses within a city to survive, adapt, and grow despite the chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience”     

100 Resilient Cities Project

The 2019 Neighborhood Summit will look at how to build resilience in our community from the ground level up and to give participants practical examples and hands-on training for how resiliency is a foundational strategy to improve our community. We face many challenges: economic uncertainty, lack of affordable housing, inequality, climate changes, threats to institutions we rely on, generational change, changing migration patterns, and others.  How do we respond? Plan? Adapt? Change is inevitable.

Building resiliency into our plans and systems builds neighborhoods and communities that can thrive and last.  And it allows people in those places to live and work in a more productive, safe, and reliable way. To be resilient is to recognize the strength of a place’s culture, character, social structures, and local assets while creating systems and structures that anticipate and allow for change. Cities can’t be resilient on their own – while local government and institutions can be leaders in building resilience, the neighborhoods and people within the cities must be purposefully included – all working together as integral to success.

The Framework for the tracks for the 2019 Summit:

  • Health and Well-being
  • Economy and Society
  • Leadership and Strategies
  • Infrastructure and Environment

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The Neighborhood Summit is THE annual event which brings together hundreds of community leaders and volunteers, city officials and non-profits in a day long series of seminars and workshops aimed at helping citizens work effectively together to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Last year’s event was attended by over 700 people.

Invest in Neighborhoods’ 17th annual Summit would not be possible without the hard work of our Summit partners:  the City of Cincinnati, the Community Building Institute, LISC, our volunteers, and the generosity of our funders:  Seasongood, PNC,  First National, and CDF.

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As always, the Neighborhood Summit is free to everyone, however donations (of any amount, from $5 to $500) are always welcome to help us continue to bring you this quality event every year!

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