I’m very excited to be co-teaching a two-day course (January 16th and 17th) on Neighborhood Development Strategies for the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Professional development opportunities for neighborhood-based community development practitioners are few and far between and this is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with practitioners from around the nation. My colleagues will be Melissa Kim, Director of Community Economic Development for the Village of Arts and Humanities and Diane Lupke, President of Lupke Associates. The course will be held at the Hilton Newark Penn Station, 1048 Raymond Boulevard, Newark, NJ. 
This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs.

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