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About Corinna J. Moebius, Ph.D.

Corinna J. Moebius, Ph.D. restores the magic of interconnectedness with people, place, planet and possibility. Through her work with places–special sites, public spaces, districts, neighborhoods, towns and cities–she works to bring people together in ways that build empathy and a spirit of caring and community.

Corinna is equally trained as both a cultural anthropologist and geographer, as she is interested in both people and place. For decades she has worked with various communities to revitalize and animate Main Streets, support local businesses, advise on equitable development, and foster tourism that prioritizes community needs and interests. Her emphasis on engaging diverse local stakeholders in place-related decision-making earned her a profile in a respected book on careers in urban planning.

Corinna’s community development work in Miami’s Little Havana earned her recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as well as a “Community Champion Award.” She has (re)designed and directed hugely popular community festivals and events including Adams Morgan Day in the District of Columbia, Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays) in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, and Imagine Miami Changemaker Conferences.

Corinna is internationally recognized for her work in Little Havana. She was featured in the PBS documentary series “Women and Girls Lead” and has been quoted extensively in the media, including The New York Times, NPR and news outlets from around the world. She wrote the book A History of Little Havana with co-author Dr. Guillermo Grenier and is working on a second book about Little Havana based on her award-winning dissertation.

More recently, Corinna has been expanding her work in coaching and is helping communities and individuals cope and heal from the “loss of place” as well as struggles over different interpretations about the meaning and significance of places, such as those with memorials.

She currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland in an old Victorian house.

 

 

Corinna Moebius

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