The POWER of Place: Sixth Annual Community Development Summit

7 Jan

Place. It has the power to unlock or limit opportunity—economic, social, health, education. We cannot deny its centrality in life outcomes—for many, where one lives largely determines life trajectory. We also acknowledge the agency of people to define, make, and grow place. For without people, place loses meaning. How do we empower people with the skills, resources, and capacity to transition places into equitable, healthy, and desirable communities?

PCRG is excited to announce that our Sixth Annual Community Development Summit will be seeking answers to these questions about “The POWER of Place”. On May 17-18th, community development professionals will meet to learn with each other about the role of place in peoples’ lives. We invite you to join us as we explore this topic together.

How do we empower people with the skills, resources, and capacity to transition places into equitable, healthy, and desirable Communities-

For the last six years, the Community Development Summit hosted by PCRG has been the premier regional forum for discussion in the field. Each year over 500 individuals from all areas of community development come to learn from presenters, keynote speakers, and each other. During the conference, attendees can participate in activities for further reflection including mobile workshops that take the discussion into the city and artistic performances.

Each year, our theme has been developed based on feedback from attendees as well as a steering committee of community development professionals. To learn more about previous Summits, see this section (hyperlink to http://www.pcrg.org/programs/cdsummit/) of our website.

For more information, watch our newsletter for information on how to register. You can also visit our conference website and connect with us on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter. In addition, we are currently seeking proposals for sessions that address issues of power, people, and place. Visit our website or contact Majestic Lane by email (mlane@pcrg.org) or phone (412.391.6732) for more information on how to submit a session proposal.