Downtown Perceptions Analyzed at Upcoming Listening Sessions

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The Raleigh Urban Design Center (UDC) and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance are hosting a few listening sessions this week and next. The topic will be on your perception of downtown Raleigh.

I emailed a bit with the UDC’s Rachel Freyer to find out more.

What can one expect at these listening sessions?
The listening sessions will be held at community centers all around the city. We will provide light refreshments and then have a lively and interactive session to talk about Downtown Raleigh. The sessions should last about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. We will be focusing on 3 main questions: What do you like about downtown? What could be improved? What is your favorite thing to do in your neighborhood?

What is the UDC doing with the feedback?
This feedback will be part of a report on Downtown Raleigh Perception, and serve as a supplement to the Downtown Perception Survey that went out earlier this summer. This is a great chance to dig deeper and find out what people all over the city think about downtown. This information will be really helpful as a new Downtown Master Plan process begins in spring.

What kind of format are these sessions? (break out groups or come as you go style, etc.)
These sessions will start with a large group discussion and then people will have small group discussion at their tables. The sessions will end with a group recap about what people think.

How can people submit ideas that can’t make it?
People can always email one of us with their thoughts if they can’t make it. or

Listening Session about Downtown Perception

Date/Time: Thurs., July 18 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Urban Design Center
220 Fayetteville Street, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27601

In addition to the session above occurring in downtown, there are three more around the city taking place after typical working hours on different days. See the flyer below.
Listening Sessions about Downtown Perception

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