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Quality of Place in Muncie
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ball State University Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Avenue, Muncie, IN
(Google Maps directions)

The Miller College of Business invites you to attend a forum to discuss the current and future condition of Muncie's "quality of place".

There are many ways of understanding quality of place. It is generally defined as:

"The physical characteristics of a community (how it is planned, designed, developed and maintained) that affect the quality of life for the people living and working in it, and those visiting it, both now and in the future."

Discussion will focus on what we, as a community, can do to improve our quality of place, and make Muncie attractive to businesses and residents alike.

RSVP online


Jud Fisher
President and CEO
Ball Brothers Foundation

Jud Fisher is responsible for managing the Ball Brothers Foundation in Muncie. He joined the Foundation in 2003 after working in administration for Old National Bancorp. A Michigan native, Fisher is a graduate of DePauw University and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy. He serves as executive director of the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation and is currently serving a four-year term on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Fisher's board memberships include Red-Tail Conservancy, BMH Foundation, Muncie Rotary Club (vice president), Muncie/ Delaware County Chamber of Commerce (economic development committee chair), Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County and the YMCA Camp Crosley Advisory Board.

Aaron M. Renn
Consultant and writer
Urbanophile blog

Aaron M. Renn is an opinion-leading urban affairs analyst, consultant, speaker and writer who offers innovative strategies for urban success through progressive planning principles. Renn started the Urbanophile in 2006, and it has developed into one of America's top urban policy destinations. His insights are rooted in a 15 year career in management and IT consulting, where he was a partner at Accenture. His clients included companies such as Walgreens, United Parcel Service, and Allstate.

Renn's writings have also appeared in publications and media including Forbes magazine, the New York Times, Time magazine, the Economist and the London Daily Telegraph. He has also shared his insights on TV and radio, as well as through in-person speaking appearances. He was honored by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce for his innovative ideas for public transit in Chicago.

Sponsored by the Miller College of Business and The Star Press.


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