Gathering for Community Development Practitioners

April 28-30, 2008
Indianapolis, IN
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Urban Forum 2008, co-sponsored by the Commercial Markets Advisory Services and Indianapolis LISC, will gather over 400 decision makers from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to share their unique perspectives on community development. Participants will have the opportunity to build a network of peers, experts, consultants, retailers, and developers in the commercial revitalization field.


Bridging Underserved Communities and Their Commercial Markets will highlight LISC’s efforts to help CDCs revitalize commercial corridors, as well as the efforts of a broad range of community development practitioners from across the country. Urban Forum 2008 will address the major concerns of urban commercial corridors nationwide. Each session shall provide results-focused strategies and critical analyses necessary for making sustainable improvements to your community.
New this year are more intermediate and advanced level sessions to satisfy the needs of skilled practitioners. The conference will also have more sessions devoted to commercial development. There are two new tracks focusing on retail attraction and retention, as well as tracks on commercial and mixed-use development.
For more information, visit LISC Urban Forum.