2016 Schedule

The Community Development Summit in 2017 featured keynote speakers, plenary sessions, mobile workshops, and an awards ceremony and reception that center around the theme of The Power of PLACE.

Click here for a full list of the Breakout Session topics.

Click here for a full list of Mobile Workshop descriptions.

Program-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, May 17th

8:30 AM – Registration Opens

10:00 – 11:15 AM – Session 1:

  • PEOPLE: Urban Education and the Future of Community Development
  • PLACE: Planning Multimodal Communities
  • POWER: How Neighbors Joined Together to Create a Vision for an Abandoned School

11:00 – 11:30 AM – Exhibitor Hall and Networking

11:30 – 3:30 PM – Mobile Workshops

  • A Busway Runs Through it: How Multi-modal Systems Connect Communities and Catalyze Markets
  • It Takes a Village: Addressing Vacancy Through Community Partnerships in Pittsburgh’s Northside
  • From Concept to Implementation: The Campaign for Green Infrastructure, Community Investment, and Compliance

11:30 – 12:30 PM - Open Lunch

12:45 – 2:00 PM - Session 2:

  • PEOPLE: Beyond the Visitor: Sinking Down Roots of Cultural Identity Through Placemaking
  • PLACE: Hungry for Change: Food as a Catalyst for Community Development
  • POWER: Resident-First Community Building

2:15 – 3:30 PM – Session 3:

  • PEOPLE: Placemaking, Equity, and the Affordable Housing Crisis: A Practical Policy Toolkit
  • PEOPLE: In Our Backyard: Integrated Housing Projects for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
  • PLACE: Asset-based Micro Planning and Neighborhood Action Plans

3:45 – 4:45 PM - Annual PCRG Member Meeting (Members Only)

4:15 – 5:15 PM – Welcoming Reception featuring F. Javier Torres at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater

5:30 – 7:30 PM - FUTUREMAKERS Happy Hour in the Kelly Strayhorn Theater Lobby

Wednesday, May 18th

7:30 – 8:30 AM – Registration & Served Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 AM – Breakfast Program Featuring Ed McMahon

9:45 – 10:15 AM – Exhibitor Hall and Networking

10:15 – 11:30 AM – Session 4:

  • PEOPLE: Land Banks and Land Trusts: The Tools of Today
  • PLACE: Transit-oriented Development: It’s a Housing Issue, and It’s Not Just for Big Cities
  • POWER: Preparing Your Community for the Third Industrial Revolution
  • POWER: Leveraging Funds for the Long Haul

11:30-12:00 PM – Exhibitor Hall and Networking

12:00-1:30 PM – Lunch Program with Charles Montgomery

1:45 – 3:00 PM – Session 5:

  • PEOPLE: Futuremakers: Art as a Community Development Driver and Community Connector
  • PLACE: Leveraging Community in Green Infrastructure Planning
  • POWER: Organizing Around Transit Equity in Place and in Motion

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Exhibitor Hall and Networking

3:30 – 4:45 PM – Session 6:

  • PEOPLE: Neighborhood Change & Displacement: The Voices of the Community
  • PLACE: Building Healthy Communities: New Partnerships in Public Health
  • POWER: Organizing to Preserve and Promote Hill District Art

5:00 – 8:00 PM – Awards Ceremony and Reception

Adjourn