Promoting Equitable Development in Revitalizing Cities
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.
, City of Portland Housing Bureau
, City of Pittsburgh
, San Francisco
Confirmed SpeakerPaul Peninger is Director of Sustainable Economics for AECOM where he specializes in applying rigorous economic analysis to innovative urban policy and implementation projects. He has more than 20 years of experience in real estate feasibility analysis, city planning, and housing and economic development. With a broad background working for organizations in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, Mr. Peninger is an experienced leader focused on building vibrant, sustainable and equitable communities. Before joining AECOM, Mr. Peninger managed his own real estate and housing policy consulting practice and was also formerly a principal with BAE Urban Economics. In addition, his professional experience includes working as Program Officer with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and as Policy Director for the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. He has been an appointed lecturer in land economics for the Master of Urban Design program at UC Berkeley since 2002.
, City of Oakland