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Community Development Studies & Education's Reinventing Older Communities Conference

Rethink, Recover, RebuildIn May 2010, the Community Development Studies and Education Department hosted the fourth biennial community development conference, Rethink. Recover. Rebuild: Reinventing Older Communities. More than 400 people from 22 states participated in the threeday event. On Thursday, May 13, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Chairman Bernakevisited the conference and toured the Philadelphia Navy Yard, which is now home to a mixed-use office complex, research laboratories, distribution facilities, and an industrial park (view image). After the tour, Chairman Bernanke joined Jeremy Nowak, president and CEO of The Reinvestment Fund and deputy chair of the Bank's board of directors, for a conversation on economic and community development issues. Nowak also moderated a panel session that included Dudley Benoit, senior vice president, JPMorgan Chase Community Development Banking (view image). Sandra Braunstein, director of the Board of Governors' division of Consumer and Community Affairs, addressed the conference (view image). Participants also had the opportunity to see Temple University's Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives (view image).