B2: Placemaking – Livable Communities: Where Business, Belief, and Benefit Thrive

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
Arena Stage, Mac

Business models can help build livable communities and improve the quality of life within a placemaking paradigm. This panel will look at trends in this area, paying particular attention to serving diverse ethnic and religious groups.


  1. Map trends in building livable communities and improving quality of life.
  2. Address the challenges and potentials of serving different ethnic or faith-based groups.


  • Terri Bieber, Founder of ARTreach, Catholic Charities - Mamie George Community Center
  • Beth Soltzberg, MSW, MBA, Manager, Alzheimer’s/Related Disorders Family Support Program, Coordinator, Parkinson’s Family Support Program, Jewish Family & Children's Service
  • Kathryn Baerwald, Chief Philanthropy Officer, National Lutheran Communities Services


  • Christopher Donald, Housing Acquisitions Manager, Housing Opportunities Commission