In the fall of 2018, we’ll mark the 75th time we’ve hosted a civil, civic conversation about issues of importance and general interest to our readers.
Normally, our topics play off the news.
With No. 75, we going to take a different approach with hopes of presenting a gift of knowledge and inspiration to our region. We’re going to look ahead. And play off the Public Square legacy.
At our upcoming big event, we’re going to unveil 75 Hopes For Greater Richmond.
You are hereby invited to participate in this special initiative.
Send us your top hope. What do you want Greater Richmond to achieve? To focus on? To rally behind? To embrace?
What’s important to you?
What should be important to Greater Richmond? What is our region missing?
Read Tom Silvestri's complete introduction to our 75th Public Square here.
Submit your comments through July 30, 2018
What is RTD Public Square?
The Times-Dispatch regularly moderates community discussions about topics important to the region.
We've held more than 70 Public Square sessions since starting the program in 2005 with the goal of presenting and encouraging dialogue, even debates and civil arguments, on major issues with the goal of serving as a catalyst for solutions.
The 90-minute discussions usually are held at The Times-Dispatch’s downtown offices. The discussions are moderated and there is often a panel of experts to help inform the audience. The topics we’ve covered include: crime, education, affordable housing, the ballpark debate, civility, health care, philanthropy, poverty and tourism.
The nationally recognized Public Squares are broadcast live on Richmond.com.