Community Development

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity Conference

Bridge in Philly

Mon., May 12, 2014 - Wed., May 14, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA



Can economic growth benefit all communities? We think so. Join us in Philadelphia for the sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference, sponsored by the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank. The Cleveland Fed is one of several cosponsors of the event (see full list below).

The conference will take place May 12–14, 2014, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. More than 500 community development professionals from across the country are expected attend.

Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth & Opportunity will explore how communities can grow and strengthen their economies by creating opportunities for all residents. Community developers, advocates, and planners, along with government leaders, bankers, researchers, foundation representatives, business leaders, and students, are encouraged to attend.

Speakers will include Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink; Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics; and many other leading experts.

Topics will include:

  • How entrepreneurs are reinventing cities
  • Changing demographics and their impact on urban renewal
  • Innovations in funding and financing
  • Connecting hard-to-serve populations with jobs
  • What students need to succeed
  • And more.

Check out the full agenda, which offers plenary sessions, breakouts, and several optional tours. You’ll have plenty of networking opportunities, too. Reserve your spot by registering today.

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Cosponsors include Penn Institute for Urban Research, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Fund for Our Economic Future, and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis.



Community development professionals



Deadline: May 12, 2014

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.

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