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WFYI is celebrating more than four decades of connecting Hoosiers with valued information and cultural enrichment. The role of public media as a community telecommunications complex includes: nationally distributed programs for television and radio; locally produced programs for television and radio; educational initiatives and outreach activities; telecommunications services; services for special audiences; and special events.
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WFYI invites you to experience “community intersections” as you join us on a journey around Indianapolis during the 10th Annual Spirited Chase on Saturday, November 10th. Part of the 2018 Spirit and Place Festival, this interactive on-the-go program offers you the chance to visit five secret locations to meet the people and places that represent “intersections” in our community.
During your “chase,” you will be given an envelope at each destination with information about your next location. The envelope includes precise directions for driving and parking. The five community partner venues are unique and each will offer its own creative and engaging brand of “intersections”. Come prepared to be a little daring and to maybe get a bit dirty. (Outdoor and hands-on activities are a definite possibility!) You will have the chance for photos along the way, a lunch stop, and a time for reflection and feedback at the end of the day. (Please note: WFYI will try to accommodate dietary requests and participants with needs that cannot be met will be notified prior to the event.)
Cost to participate in this year’s Spirited Chase is $9 per person. We hope a per-person price will allow us to more efficiently manage registrations and provide a smooth event experience for participants. To help us plan for parking logistics, please register as a “team” by car-load. Registration includes both breakfast and lunch.
So, get ready to explore with us as you join us on a day-long adventure around Indianapolis!
Find more information and FAQs at wfyi.org/spiritedchase
Tags: day-long adventure around Indianapolis, scavenger hunt, Spirit & Place
Across the Indianapolis region, neighborhoods have experienced rapid cultural changes and shifting housing demand. Join us as we examine neighborhood-level demographic changes across the region from 1970 to today, exploring the trends of suburbanization, gentrification, and the suburban redevelopment.
We discovered three important trends:
· Suburbanization and “white flight” made the ‘70s the fastest changing decade in our study. While white population in the region grew by 29,000, it declined by 120,000 in Indianapolis’ core and early suburbs.
· Gentrification started in downtown Indy in the ‘80s and accelerated after 2000 in southeast neighborhoods like Fletcher Place and Fountain Square; near-east neighborhoods like Holy Cross and Cottage Home; and neighborhoods along North College Avenue like Fall Creek Place. From 2000-2010, Fall Creek Place became significantly whiter, wealthier, and more college-educated.
· The trend toward urbanization has led some suburbs, like Carmel, to create dense city centers which added 1,300 residents downtown since 2010. Meanwhile, the opposite trend has occurred in some suburbs without concentrated redevelopment. A Greenwood neighborhood went from nearly all-white in 2000 to 77 percent white in 2016, while income fell 22% over the same period.
Tags: SAVI (Social Assetts and Vulnerabilities Indicators), Neighborhood Change