Smart Growth Block-by-Block- The Role of Community-Based Organizations

Washington, DC (February 15, 2001)- Betty Weiss, Executive Director of the National Neighborhood Coalition, discusses the findings of the recent NNC report that details how community-based organizations are successfully linking neighborhood redevelopment to smart growth. Mtamanika Youngblood, Executive Director of Atlanta’s Historic District Development Corporation, then describes the experiences of her organization which combines historic preservation, affordable housing, and anti-displacement protections to help revitalize inner-city neighborhoods.

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About the Smart Growth Speaker Series
The Smart Growth Speaker Series hosts speakers on a monthly basis to describe this new development paradigm, explore specific approaches, to foster dialog, and identify opportunities for positive change in growth and development patterns. Event sponsors are the Smart Growth Network, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Building Museum. The series, which is free to the public, is held at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street N.W, Washington D.C. (Judiciary Square Metro). Registration not required.
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