How can we ensure that neighborhood change benefits existing residents?
For the past decade, PolicyLink has promoted Equitable Development as a framework for ensuring that low-income residents and communities of color participate in and benefit from decisions that shape their neighborhoods, communities and regions. The online Equitable Development Toolkit includes 25+ tools to help communities promote development without displacement and create healthier, more vibrant neighborhoods.
Transit Oriented Development is one of the most critical equitable development issues in the Bay Area. Between 2000 and 2030, the number of households living within a half mile of transit stations is expected to double, from 410,000 to 830,000. Without strong community engagement to plan for this surge in demand for housing near transit, neighborhoods can gentrify and local residents can be displaced. Many communities across the country are organizing to ensure that development near transit brings tangible benefits to existing residents.
Come to a training hosted by Citi and PolicyLink to learn about tools for ensuring Equitable Development in your community. This training is designed to be useful for those who are engaged in development work as well as those who are not.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
12 - 4 p.m.
1438 Webster Street, Suite 303
Lunch served at 12; Program begins at 1
Please RSVP to Niva Flor by Friday, January 23: