Commentaries based on papers presented at the symposium:



Theresa Y. Singleton, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Opening Remarks

Eric S. Belsky, Director, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Understanding Patterns and Causes of Gentrification

Panelists will present research that explores the extent of gentrification in urban neighborhoods and its causes. What are the key drivers of gentrification? Is gentrification more prevalent today than in earlier decades, and if so, why? Where does gentrification happen?

Research on the Consequences of Gentrification

What are the consequences of gentrification? During this panel, participants will hear research that addresses the effects of gentrification, especially the effects on low- and moderate-income individuals and households.

Lunch and Keynote Address

Katherine M. O'Regan, Assistant Secretary, Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Research on Policy Approaches to Gentrification

During this panel, participants will hear about research that addresses how to respond to gentrification and the data and tools available for practitioners to prevent displacement.

Perspectives from the Practitioners: Best Practices and Case Studies on Equitable Development in Neighborhoods

This panel will reflect on strategies to encourage long-run diversity and assist vulnerable and long-term residents in neighborhoods that are gentrifying. Practitioners will share promising ideas, highlight challenges to implementation, and identify information needed to better inform policy on these issues. Practices and policies to be discussed include equitable transit-oriented development, municipal-level utility and property tax relief programs, anti-eviction/harassment initiatives, and efforts to connect tenants to opportunities.

  • Kathryn L.S. Pettit, Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
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  • Oramenta F. Newsome, Vice President, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Washington, D.C.
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  • Jonathan Sage-Martinson, Director, Planning and Economic Development, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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  • Beth McConnell, Policy Director, Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations
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  • Moderator: Ira Goldstein, President, Policy Solutions, Reinvestment Fund
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Closing Remarks

Michael Grover, Assistant Vice President, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis