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Strategy HCO7.2: Organize, support, or sponsor events that bring together interest groups or the wider community.

Strategy Description

Communities should work with local governments to establish or work with existing neighborhood associations to organize, support, and sponsor community events.

Additional Information / Case Studies

    • Asheville's Downtown After 5 is a free music series that takes place regularly from May to September. Each concert showcases local food vendors and breweries and has amenities such as a bike corral and composting stations.

Downtown After 5 in Asheville | Image Credit: Land-of-Sky Regional Council


HCO7: Advocate for a safe, sustainable built environment that supports a healthy community and provides opportunities for civic engagement.