Aging in the City: What is it like to age in a changing neighborhood?
Our University of the Streets Café public conversations are much like any you’d have with friends or family around a dinner table, except with more people, more points of view, and slightly more structure. Conversations are hosted by a volunteer moderator who is there to welcome everyone and keep things on track. To get things started, there’s a guest, or sometimes two, who get the ball rolling by sharing their ideas, experiences and questions. After that, it's all up to the participants.
Just as aging brings about series of changes in our selves, so too are urban spaces affected by the passing of time. Over the years, cities and neighborhoods all eventually shift as a result of economics, urban repurposing or decay. This public conversation examines how our neighborhoods evolve (devolve?) over time and we experience these changes as we ourselves age. To what extent do we rely on our surroundings in defining ourselves? Should we welcome urban shifts as inevitable? Otherwise, how do we temper change and react to gentrifying encroachments on our neighborhoods?
Moderator: Ana Milic
7669 Querbes Ave.