Chestertown Futures Case Study #24: Rebecca Flora


While Rebecca Flora’s home is clearly now in Chestertown, it is hard to separate her from her thirty years of working on Pittsburgh’s celebrated urban renewal program as project manager of the Urban Redevelopment Authority, leader of the Green Building Alliance, as well as her groundbreaking work with brownfield redevelopment along Pittsburgh riverfronts through the National Main Street program.

Now heading up her own consulting firm in town, Rebecca is asked to look professionally at Chestertown’s renewal challenges and possible solutions using Main Street strategies. Her responses offer a unique and candid assessment of Chestertown’s futures.

The video is approximately fourteen minutes

Chestertown Futures is a two-year project of the Chestertown Spy to provide a sustained community conversation on Chestertown’s future and aspirations through the unique voices of twenty-four members of the community representing all aspects of greater Chestertown. By design, these interviews are longer than most broadcast interviews to allow each participant ample time to express their views

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  1. Barbara Snyder says

    Interesting but the sound quality was poor.

    • Editor note: We apologize for the compromised audio of this interview. Our external microphone failed while we were taping and we had to use our backup system. Viewers might need to adjust the volume on their computers as a result.

  2. Ana Ka'ahanui says

    Great interview Rebecca! Looking forward to returning to Chestertown soon.

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