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Saturday, April 11 • 12:45pm - 5:00pm
Tour 4: Community and Economic Development in Little Haiti (REGISTRATION REQUIRED - SEPARATE FEE)

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Registering for Tours
A limited number of tours, designed for urban researchers, are available during the Conference. Conference attendees can register for tours in advance via the online registration form or in-person at the conference  registration office located on the 2nd floor of the InterContinental Hotel in the Chopin Ballroom.  Tours have limited space.  So if you are interested, it is wise to register and pay your tour fees as soon as possible.  Our most popular tours will likely become full by early January.
ALL tours begin at 1:00pm. Tour participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 12:45pm before departure.
Tour 4: Community and Economic Development in Little Haiti
Saturday, April 11 – 1:00pm-5:00pm
Price: $28
Capacity: TBD

Tour organizer: Sam Diller, Executive Director, Haitian American Community Development Center.
Tour leader: TBD

By the mid-1990s, Miami-Dade’s elected officials were well aware of the sharp and increasing social and economic disparities between the county’s various neighborhoods and in 1997 designated 15 Targeted Urban Areas (TUAs). The TUAs would serve as economic development priority areas for county government. The Little Haiti TUA is perhaps unique in that within this TUA itself there are now growing social and economic disparities.

Join us for a tour of the two commercial centers for the Little Haiti TUA, the Miami Design District (“Miami’s Rodeo Drive”), and Downtown Little Haiti, (growing as a vibrant cultural center) both centered on NE2nd Avenue and only blocks apart. Tour will begin at the Little Haiti Cultural Center.

Hear from a panel of Little Haiti community developers and activists, representatives from the Design District, and planners from the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County as to how these neighboring commercial centers (and those from the nearby MiMo District on Biscayne Boulevard) might potentially be harnessed to create an expanded art and cultural district that facilitates economic opportunity for residents of the Little Haiti TUA.

Saturday April 11, 2015 12:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Intercontinental Hotel (meet in lobby at 12:45pm)