Forum will promote 'front porch culture'

A woman sits on her front porch. Photo courtesy Suri Basu.

FutureHeights invites residents and others to a free public forum, “Placemaking: How to Create a Front Porch Culture,” on Tuesday, July 17, 7–8:30 p.m., at the BottleHouse Brewing Company, 2050 Lee Road.

The forum will consider: In what creative and non-traditional ways are neighbors connecting and building resilience? How can the community build on its assets, including its diversity and civic-mindedness, to make it a more desirable place to live?

Speakers will tell stories of building community, or “front porch culture,” in unlikely places, as well as on actual front porches. The event will provide participants with opportunities to listen and learn, discuss ideas and find inspiration.

Topics will include the roles of the built environment in building community, and the usefulness of sometimes challenging the prevailing narrative about community life in the Heights.

Register for this free event at For more information, visit, call 216-320-1423 or e-mail

Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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