|#e.25404||Tuesday 5:30PM to 6:30PM
January 28, 2014
CM | 1.00
Tuesdays at APA-Chicago: A Tale of Two Neighborhoods: The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative in Action
American Planning Association
The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative employs a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation through the revitalization of distressed public housing and the creation of economic, social, physical, and educational initiatives. Through this initiative, planners and community groups are working to turn distressed housing and long neglected neighborhoods into viable and sustainable mixed-income communities that support positive outcomes for families.
In this program, Adam Rosa, AICP, of Camiros will compare and contrast planning efforts in two different Choice Neighborhoods. He will share the strategies that are being employed in the troubled Ellis Heights neighborhood of Rockford, Illinois, to foster positive neighborhood change through the arts and online entrepreneurship (including a strategic relationship with Etsy.com). In addition, he will discuss the creative techniques being used to address the distinct challenge of gentrification in the rapidly changing Rosewood community of Austin, Texas (www.rosewoodchoice.com).