March 26-28, 2008
Join the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for their third biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference, How Does Place Matter. The conference is a meeting ground for policymakers, community developers, lenders, funders, planners, and government representatives to learn from leading practitioners and researchers around the country.
This year’s conference focuses on the latest research on the impact of place on education, crime, health, opportunities for neighborhood revitalization, and other critical urban issues. The sessions have been designed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research, which will publish a book based on the presentations.
A panel of European mayors will explain how they have reinvigorated their cities, and a panel of American mayors will give their perspectives on reinventing cities.
Improving practice sessions will teach how to analyze neighborhood change, use data and geographic information system (GIS) mapping to define opportunities, and attract private-market development to revitalize stagnant markets.
Reinventing Older Communities Conference
Reinventing Older Communities Invitation
Reinventing Older Communities Agenda