On May 14th and 15th, 2014, join community and economic development professionals, lenders, public officials, developers, planners, and others passionate about building and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities for the Fourth Annual Community Development Summit. With a theme of Reaching Across Boundaries, sessions and workshops will highlight cross-sector and regional collaboration in community planning, land recycling, affordable housing, transit-oriented development, and neighborhood revitalization. Quickly becoming the premier community development convening for the region, the Community Development Summit annually attracts more than 500 leaders from across Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Illinois, and other surrounding states to downtown Pittsburgh for two days of learning, networking, and sharing best practices.
This year, the Summit will feature keynote presentations from Shelley Poticha, director of the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Urban Solutions program and former director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and David Rusk, urban policy consultant and author of Cities without Suburbs and Inside Game/Outside Game.
Summit registration is now open! Discounts are available for nonprofit organizations, PCRG members, students, and those who register before April 18th. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration. Preference will be given to nonprofits and individuals in Greater Pittsburgh, who represent and work with underrepresented groups, as well as emerging neighborhood leaders. The application deadline is April 4th.
The Community Development Summit is brought to you by the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG) in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute – Pittsburgh District Council, and is sponsored by PNC Bank. For more information, including a complete schedule of events and registration and scholarship information, visit the Summit website at http://www.pcrg.org/conference/.