A Roundtable host sponsors the workshop series and works with Mpact LAB staff to identify the framing and roster for the Roundtable. Any type of entity, large or small, government, public or private sector, can host a MOVE Roundtable. We invite you to meet some of our previous Roundtable hosts:
ULI San Antonio
ULI San Antonio carries forth that mission by serving the public and private sectors with pragmatic land use expertise and education. With over 625 members in the San Antonio area, ULI represents a spectrum of land use and development disciplines — including developers, builders, investors, designers, public officials, planners, real estate brokers, attorneys, engineers, lenders, academics and students.
AARP Livable Communities
AARP Livable Communities is helping communities nationwide become livable places for people of all ages. We worked with them to host MOVE Roundtables in 2022 in Indianapolis, IN; Miami-Dade County, FL; Milwaukee County, WI; and St. Louis, MO.
City of Youngstown, Ohio
Youngstown, Ohio, is a mid-sized industrial legacy city (population 60,000) located in eastern Ohio, half way between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Between 1977 and 1984, Youngstown suffered the catastrophic loss of the steel industry and saw its population shrink from 140,000 in 1970 to 82,000 in 2000. In 2005, the city gained international attention by adopting Youngstown 2010, an official city General Plan acknowledging the city was unlikely to regain the jobs and population it had lost and adopting a new, forward-looking civic narrative. Instead of continuing to look back to the past, the Youngstown community vowed to become “a model of a sustainable mid-sized city” and embarked on a concerted, decades-long effort to improve the quality of life in downtown Youngstown and the neighborhoods that surround it.
More recently, the city has adopted the Core and Corridors strategy that seeks to improve the commercial corridors that connect center city Youngstown (the region’s largest employment center) with its suburbs. The Belmont Avenue MOVE Roundtable provided a template for the city to engage with residents and businesses in Youngstown and the surrounding suburbs to develop and implement a collaborative community improvement program that advances its long-standing goal of becoming a sustainable mid-sized city.
Healthy Community Partnership
The Healthy Community Partnership (the Partnership) of the Mahoning Valley is a multi-sector collaborative that represents nearly 100 community partners who share a vision and commitment to building a healthier, more equitable Mahoning Valley. Since 2018, the Partnership has catalyzed partnerships that have resulted in significant investments in projects, initiatives, and policies that increase access to healthy foods, welcoming outdoor parks and greenspaces, and people-centered infrastructure improvements. The generosity of the following funding partners continue to support the efforts of the Partnership: Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, Western Reserve Health Foundation, the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation, the William Swanston Charitable Fund, and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.
Lincoln Land Institute Legacy Cities Initiative
The Lincoln Land Institute’s Legacy Cities Initiative promotes sustainable and equitable revitalization by convening networks, facilitating the exchange of ideas and practices, and researching and advancing new policy approaches.
“This MOVE Roundtable session changed the way I think about community engagement, and I will be doing it differently from now on.”