Sustainable Neighborhoods, Thriving Residents: Strategies for Building Equitable CommunitiesLocation:
Kansas City, MO
This workshop before the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will explore how low-income, minority, tribal, and other overburdened communities are integrating land use and economic development strategies to renew their neighborhoods and build residents' skills and wealth. Representatives from community-based organizations, local and regional planners, economic developers, and businesses will share how they're working together to address health and environmental concerns, provide more housing and transportation options, promote wellness, increase access to opportunities, train workers, support local businesses, build on community assets, and develop strategies for growth that uplifts all residents. Interactive training sessions will teach participants about tools and approaches that integrate land use and economic and workforce development to revitalize underserved communities. The event will conclude with reflections by federal and other leaders on how their organizations will support equitable development in the year ahead. Preregistration is required.
From 02/06/2013 To 02/06/2013