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Cascade: No. 67, Winter 2008

Calendar of Events

Brownfields — New Market Opportunities for Lenders: Investing for the Future of the Mid-Atlantic Region

March 4, 2008, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Philadelphia

Agenda topics include why brownfield lending makes sense, lenders’ role in community revitalization, and public-private mid-Atlantic brownfield financing success stories. Register at brownfieldlenderworkshop@icfi.com.

Regional Equity ’08: The Third National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice, and Smart Growth

March 5-7, 2008, New Orleans, LA

Highlights the impact of policy efforts on urban, suburban, and rural communities. Topics include using equitable development tools and strategies to address poverty, restoring cities, and creating affordable housing. For information, see www.regionalequity08.org. External Link

Reinventing Older Communities: How Does Place Matter?

March 26-28, 2008, Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

Leading practitioners and researchers share their experience relating to critical issues in the reinventing process. Learn how to attract private-sector development, use data and mapping, and analyze neighborhood change. Hear how European mayors have reinvigorated cities. Gain insight on subprime mortgage foreclosures. Useful for planners, nonprofit and for-profit developers, lenders, funders, and policymakers. See www.philadelphiafed.org/community-development/events/ for conference information. Contact Jeri Cohen-Bauman at (215) 574-6458 or jeri.cohen-bauman@phil.frb.org for information.

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) XVI: New Urbanism and the Booming Metropolis

April 3-6, 2008, Austin, TX

Annual CNU conference features alternatives to sprawl and includes discussion on issues concerning design and architecture, financing and development, codes, sustainability, transportation, and diversity. See www.cnu.org/cnuxvi External Link for details. For information, contact Sandrine Milanello at (510) 633-9339 or sandrinem@cnu.org.