Tranformative Equitable Development: Grounded in Place

03/28/2016 - 1:00pm
03/28/2016 - 3:00pm
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Tranformative Equitable Development: Grounded in Place

Please join the Alliance our second session in our Transformative Equitable Development Series:

Tranformative Equitable Development, Session 2: Grounded in Place (register)
Monday, March 28 1 - 3 p.m.
Merriam Park Library (note location change)
1831 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN

Presentation: Commitment to Place
Nelima Sitati Munene, African Career and Education Resource Inc
Owen Duckworth, Alliance for Metropolitan Stability

Panel Discussion: Preserving Place Strategies
Shannon Jones, Urban Homeworks
Other panelists to be announced

Many government officials, electeds, community leaders and residents are working to ensure that private and public investments connect low wealth communities and communities of color to jobs, housing, education, and other economic opportunities. Investments and new infrastructure also needs to create access to parks and recreational opportunities, the arts, health and wellness.

Transformative equitable development recognizes the need for this work to begin with a commitment to place and a commitment to developing the local economy so that low wealth communities and communities of color are the true beneficiaries of any development that happens. Transformative equitable development recognizes the importance of choice in housing and values in-place investment in both core cities and suburbs. In addition, transformative equitable development prevents displacement and a loss of place by prioritizing the needs of low wealth communities and communities of color instead of market-driven development trends. It offers a historical analysis of the factors that have led to racial and spatial inequities while also uplifting the existing assets in low-wealth communities and communities of color including residents, spiritual/cultural institutions, social networks, and how those assets can be leveraged to anchor community wealth.

Join the Alliance for our second session in the Transformative Equitable Development series! Presenters will discuss the current opportunities and challenges to push for in place development without displacing residents.

Please register so that we know you are coming. Light refreshments will be provided.