Celebrate Columbia’s 50th Anniversary by examining the development patterns and trends over the first 50 years and looking at the future development on several key parcels including Columbia Gateway, Downtown Columbia, Long Reach Village and Howard Community College.
Introduction: Josh Olsen (Monument Realty), author of a biography of James Rouse, Better Places, Better Lives, will give a 15-20 minute overview of the history of Columbia and James Rouse’s vision
First Panel: Columbia’s History
Moderator: Josh Olsen, Executive President, Monument Realty, author of Better Places, Better Lives a biography of James Rouse
Robert Tennenbaum, Architect/Planner; worked on the initial design of Columbia.
W. Lehr Jackson, Partner, Lehr Jackson Associates: retail expert and Rouse employee from 1970-78
Gary Clark, Operations Manager for Rouse Company 1966-72; later a custom homebuilder in Howard County
Second Panel: Future of Columbia – Downtown, Gateway, HCC, Village Centers.
Moderator: Mark Thompson, Vice President of Business Development, Howard County Economic Development Authority
Earl Armiger, Chairman/CEO, Orchard Development
Greg Fitchitt, Senior Vice President Development, Howard Hughes Corporation
Lynn Coleman, Vice President of Administration & Finance, Howard Community College
Larry Twele, CEO, Howard County Economic Development Authority
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