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An Evening with Made in Baltimore: Book Release, Panel Discussion, Local Market

Join Made In Baltimore for a summer celebration of local craft and urban placemaking! This evening gathering in the idyllic Ivy Bookshop garden will feature a book release and panel discussion about the role of craft manufacturing in Baltimore, and a pop-up market featuring goods by some of Baltimore’s freshest new brands.  

Featuring the book release of Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing by Ilana Preuss and a pop-up makers market with members of the Home-Run AcceleratorThe panel discussion will run from 6-7pm, and include author and urbanist Ilana Preuss, Made In Baltimore director Andy Cook, and KSM Candle Company founder, Letta Moore. The market will run from 5:30 - 8pm and include products by participants in MIB’s Home-Run Accelerator program.  Drinks and light refreshments by Bird In Hand Cafe.

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Click here to order Recast Your City: How to Save Your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing!


Ilana Preuss is the Founder of Recast City LLC, a consulting firm that works with local leaders, real estate developers, city and other civic leaders to integrate space for small-scale producers into redevelopment projects and place-based economic development. She is passionate about making great places and sees that small-scale manufacturers are a missing piece in today’s real estate and economic development efforts.

With over 20 years of experience in community development, Ms. Preuss projects at Recast City span the country – from Washington, D.C. to Honolulu, HI. Through work with small-scale manufacturing business owners, real estate developers, foundations, city planning and economic development offices, improvement districts, and mayors, the projects go from idea to action to build great places with vibrant economies.

Ms. Preuss’ forthcoming book, Recast Your City: How to Save your Downtown with Small-Scale Manufacturing, will be released by Island Press in 2021. In 2017, Ms. Preuss co-authored, Made in PLACE: Small-scale manufacturing and placemaking, in partnership with Smart Growth America and funded by a grant from U.S. EDA, and she co-authored, Discovering Your City’s Maker Economy, for National League of Cities, in partnership with Etsy and Urban Manufacturing Alliance.

Ms. Preuss is an experienced speaker, see her TEDx presentation, “The Economic Power of Great Places,” and keynote speeches such as at the Northeast Maker Summit and the North Carolina Main Street conference.

Previously, Ilana was Vice President & Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America and worked in the US EPA Smart Growth Division, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the national non-profit, Incremental Development Alliance






Event Details

Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 5:30pm


The Ivy Bookshop- Back Patio, 5928 Falls Rd, Baltimore, MD 21209

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