Free Virtual Symposium: In Pursuit of Equitable Development: Lessons from Washington, Detroit, and Boston, Friday, September 25, 12:30-4:30

  • 25 September 2020 To 23 September 2020
  • Start time : 12:30 PM
  • End time : 04:30 PM
  • Event Host : Harvard Graduate School of Design
Symposium: In Pursuit of Equitable Development
Event Description

The GSD is pleased to present a series of talks and webinars broadcast to audiences via Zoom.

*This lecture will be ONLINE ONLY. For security reasons, virtual attendees must register. 

Event Description

Equitable development, a relatively new concept in planning and community development, aims to help low-income neighborhoods and communities of color become places that provide economic opportunities, affordable living, and cultural expression for all residents. It is built on the principle that current residents will play a central role in shaping the projects, programs, and policies that affect them and their community. 

However lofty its goals, achieving equitable development is complicated and challenging, particularly in this time of social and economic turmoil. In this half-day virtual symposium, leading practitioners and scholars from three cities, Washington, DC, Detroit, and Boston, will explore efforts to bring equitable development to their communities and outline how they are responding to current challenges. The presentations and discussions will help students, scholars, community leaders, public officials, and others identify innovative strategies and successful approaches to advancing social justice in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color. 

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Darnell Adams, EDM '00, Vice President of Program Implementation, Invest Detroit

      Maureen Anway, Associate, Neighborhoods, Invest Detroit

      Diane Clark, Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Nuestra Communidad
      Development Corporation

      Sheldon Clark, Board Member, Douglass Community Land Trust

      Kimberly Driggins, LF '16, Executive Director, Washington Housing Conservancy; 2015-2016 Loeb Fellow

      Angie M. Gates, Director, District of Columbia, Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment

      Marc Norman, LF '15, Associate Professor of Practice in Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; 2014-2015 Loeb Fellow

      Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager, Building Bridges Across the River

      Jermaine R. Ruffin, Development Director-West Region, Detroit Department of Housing and Revitalization

      Dana Whiteside, Deputy Director for Community Economic Development, Boston Planning and Development Agency

      Alex Krieger, MCU ’77, Professor Emeritus in Practice of Urban Design, Interim Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, GSD

      David Luberoff, MPA '89, Deputy Director, Joint Center for Housing Studies

      Lily Song, RAE '17, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, GSD

      Norman Stembridge, Co-Chair, Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee

      Alexander von Hoffman, AM '81, PHD '86, Senior Research Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies; Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, GSD

      Sarah Whiting, Dean and Josep Lluís Sert Professor of Architecture, GSD
  • Sponsors
    • Co-sponsored by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, the GSD Department of Urban Planning and Design, and the Loeb Fellowship
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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