Jacksonville’s oldest existing neighborhood, Springfield contains a diverse catalog of architectural styles. Houses, urban parks, urban sculptures, and PorchFest.
Springfield Preservation and Revitalization is the neighborhood advocate. They work on preservation, public safety, parks, commercial revitalization and civic advocacy. Visit their website: sparcouncil.org.
If you want to know more about Jacksonville PorchFest, visit jacksonvilleporchfest.org . Social media: @jacksonvilleporchfest
Discussion: How cities are preserving and restoring their historic neighborhoods and downtown? What are important actions made to collaborate with the #GlobalGoals? Specifically #SDG11. Search and share examples about other cities and communities? #CityManagement #GlobalManagement
Assignment: Select a city in the US or another country (You can pick a city in a country you are currently researching). How this city is preserving, restoring and developing business activities in their historic neighborhoods and downtown? What are important actions made to collaborate with the #GlobalGoals? Specifically #SDG11. Compare and contrast with actions taking in Downtown Jacksonville? How these global ideas can be or not implemented in our city? #InternationalBusinessManagement
Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and much more. At their best, cities have enabled people to advance socially and economically.
However, many challenges exist to maintaining cities in a way that continues to create jobs and prosperity while not straining land and resources. Common urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing and declining infrastructure.
The challenges cities face can be overcome in ways that allow them to continue to thrive and grow, while improving resource use and reducing pollution and poverty. The future we want includes cities of opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more.