Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Partners for Livable Communities Marks Milestone

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

Partners for Livable Communities Marks Milestone

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Past NLC President Honored

NLC Past President Glenda Hood, mayor of Orlando, Fla., provided the welcome and introductory remarks at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Partners for Livable Communities.

Nearly 150 people gathered in the Atrium of the Kennedy Center last week to honor 16 dignitaries including NLC Past President Henry G. Cisneros and Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., a past chair of NLC's Urban Conservation Task Force. Attendees also celebrated the induction of four new cities--Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland, Ohio; Pueblo, Colo. and Rochester, N.Y.--into the ranks of America's Most Livable Cities.

The keynote address given by The New Yorker magazine staff writer, Paul Goldberger, stressed the increased importance of livable cities in our culture of specialization and narrowcast technology.

A reception followed.

The honorees at the 25th anniversary celebration were:

* J. Carter Brown, chairman, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and director emeritus, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.;

* Lawrence Halprin, landscape architect, environmental designer and author, San Francisco, Calif.

* Former U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, Newport, R.I.;

* Former U.S. Representative Sidney Yates, Chicago, III.;

* Billy Taylor, composer, jazz pianist, teacher and media commentator, N.Y., N.Y.;

* Edmund Bacon, city planner and urbanist, Philadelphia, Pa.;

* Mary Lee Widener, president and co-founder, Neighborhood Housing Services of America and Co-Creator of the Neighborworks Network, Oakland, Calif. …

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