Promoting Equitable Development in Revitalizing Cities

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
CM | 1.25
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You'll learn about:

  • Understand the complex set of planning and policy issues affecting urban neighborhoods experiencing rapid change. 

  • Learn how to carefully structure inclusionary housing and related community benefit policies and programs to support equitable development in emerging neighborhoods. 

  • Gain practical insights on best practices for working with real estate developers and local community groups to balance reinvestment and economic development objectives with long-term community anti-displacement strategies. 

From Oakland to Pittsburgh, cities across the US are experiencing a dramatic resurgence as business and new residents alike are increasingly drawn to the economic and cultural vibrancy that only a dynamic urban setting offers.  Some urban neighborhoods that have not experienced any form of investment in decades are now seeing a massive uptick in new real estate development, and along with this new wave of economic reinvestment a renewed focus on practical approaches to building economic, racial and social equity into the complicated process of neighborhood change.  This session will showcase lessons learned and best practices from three very different US cities that are currently grappling with the complex set of issues around neighborhood change. 


The panel will include an in-depth discussion of how to practically craft inclusionary housing and related community benefit programs and policies to support equitable development in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.   In addition to specific policy tools and approaches, the panel will discuss effective community engagement and stakeholder outreach approaches, including especially in socioeconomically and ethnically diverse urban areas.



Matthew Tschabold , City of Portland Housing Bureau , Portland , OR
Raymond Gastil , AICP , City of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh , PA
Paul Peninger , AECOM , San Francisco , CA (see bio)
Kelley Kahn , City of Oakland , Oakland , CA