Entries by Riley Dietrich

Shaping a Downtown that lifts up adjacent neighborhoods, Dina Newman

Listen in as host Kemet Coleman interviews Dina Newman, Executive Director of the UMKC Center for Neighborhoods. Dina shares life experiences that have inspired and taught her about the transformative power of healthy neighborhoods. Dina and Kemet discuss how Downtown adjacent neighborhoods can play an essential role in developing a more inclusive, affordable and accessible […]

The future of Downtown KC – Mayor Q’s perspective

This week, the Imagine Downtown KC podcast features an exclusive conversation with Mayor Quinton Lucas. Born and raised in Kansas City, Mayor Q offers a unique perspective about the future of Downtown KC and shares insights from his interactions with citizens in person and online. Listen in as host Kemet Coleman talks with Mayor Lucas […]

Downtown workforce development + Keystone Innovation District with Kevin McGinnis

Listen in as Imagine Downtown KC podcast Host Kemet Coleman talks to Kevin McGinnis about  innovation and workforce development in Downtown Kansas City and an entrepreneurial  solution – the Keystone Innovation District.  Our guest this week is Kevin McGinnis, president & CEO of the Keystone Community Corporation.  Stay up-to-date about the Imagine Downtown Kansas City […]

Shaping a Downtown that supports all people and neighborhoods, Shomari Benton and Erika Brice

This week, Host Kemet Coleman talks with Shomari Benton, partner at Benton, Lloyd & Chung LLP, and Erika Brice, commercial real estate investor. The episode dives into real estate development in adjacent neighborhoods, historic preservation, and what it means to build an inclusive Downtown that benefits all people and neighborhoods. Shomari and Erika are working […]