Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium April 2013
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present a Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium on the topic of "Culture & Regulation" on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint. Admission is free.
In urban areas, conflict between “cultural expression” and “quality of life” is nearly inevitable. When people live in close proximity to one another, what is music to some will be noise to others. Throughout modern history, cities have had to find ways to negotiate these conflicts and manage them to create successful outcomes that satisfy most citizens. In this forum, we will hear how a diverse range of American cities have addressed these issues, providing insights that may inform similar efforts in the New Orleans context. Through this event, we hope to shed light on ways New Orleans can address similar issues while doing more to promote our world-famous music and culture.
Top speakers from Los Angeles, Austin, Charlottesville and other cities will make presentations on how these issues have been successfully addressed in their communities.
For the for more information on the presenters, please see the event web site here.