The 2nd Annual Community Development Summit, held on May 24, 2012, was entitled “Making Complete Communities.”

The community development landscape is changing. Neighborhood groups are thinking regionally, planning strategically, and building partnerships effectively in order to increase opportunities for investment. At the Summit, community leaders from across the region came together to share best practices, to make connections, and to build partnerships, working toward the goal of improving the quality of life in our cities and neighborhoods.

Learn more about the 2012 Community Development Award Recipients, and see below for presentations given at the Summit.

Arts as a Catalyst for Community Change

Changing Nature of Community Development

Community Engagement: Empowerment, Action, and Change

Community Strategies for Housing Market Stabilization

Converging Approaches: Working at the Intersection of Community and Economic Development

Creating Prosperous Donor and Business Relationships

Exploring Perspectives in Public-Private Partnerships

Know Your Market: The Next Generation of Commercial District Development