Frank Gehry

Rouse's vision is focus of Founder's Day festivities on May 9

Rouse's vision is focus of Founder's Day festivities on May 9

With six months' worth of 50th birthday festivities already underway in Columbia, one coming event stands out for its goal of zeroing in on what the future may hold for the planned city.

"Founder's Day: A Celebration of the Vision, Leadership and Legacy of James Rouse" will be held May 9 with a dual mission of honoring the vision of Columbia's late founder at the half-century mark and defining ways to catapult that vision forward.

"Jim established the foundation for a better city, but the success of Columbia is up to the people living and working in Columbia today," said Barbara Kellner, who is director of the Columbia Archives and is organizing the free...

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