The Urban Forum: "Downtown Crossing at a Crossroads"


Wednesday, March 6, 2002
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Hosted by: Suffolk Law School

Free for all HN members,
$25 for the Downtown Business Community
$15 for all others

With several developments either completed or on the way, Downtown Crossing is poised for a comeback. In the interest of broadening public understanding of this area at a very important time in its history, the HN Downtown Committee has organized a series of three events culminating in the March 6th Urban Forum.

On March 6, the Historic Neighborhoods Downtown Committee is bringing together several well-known panelists to discuss residential and commercial development as well as the future of cultural organizations in the district.

Panelists include:
Rebecca Barnes, Chief Planner for the BRA.
Steve Cecil, renowned urban designer and President of the Cecil Group.
Ron Druker, President of the Druker Company, which owns The Corner Mall and several other properties in the Downtown Crossing area.

David Marks, owner of Stoddards, a cornerstone of the Downtown Crossing area for 140 years.

The distinguished planner, Catherine Donaher, will moderate the discussion.

The HN downtown Committee annually convenes the Urban Forum to bring together people with disparate points of view to discuss urgent questions of Boston's future. The committee's goal is to create awareness of downtown and its relationship to the city. Historic Neighborhoods is a non-profit educational organization celebrating 25 years of teaching children and adults about their neighborhood heritage.

HN would like to thank State Street Corporation, Suffolk University Office of Public Affairs, and Emerson College for their generous support of the Forum.

For more information about the Urban Forum, please call Ian Adams or Vanessa Cerillo at HN at 617.426.1885
or email

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