In the fall of 2020, RBA shifted our focus from entries to engagement. Under the theme of Exploring Urban Excellence, we collaborated with local and national partners to organize and host conversations to share ideas and resources as we all navigated the unprecedented challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. We tapped into the RBA network of medalists and urban experts and our extensive archive of research and writing to explore how design can engage, connect, and strengthen American communities.

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market with URP390

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market with URP390

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is an award winning development that ties philanthropy, market economics, food centered business and economic development together in one structure. A catalyst for neighborhood development, its President and CEO, Mimi Fritz and Ted Spitzer, President of Market Ventures, Inc. who helped realize the vision will be in dialog with Marc Norman. This event is offered as part Real Estate Design and Development URP 390.

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