WHAT: "Changing Neighborhoods: New Visions for Community Revitalization," the University of California, Berkeley's third annual Conference on Housing and Urban Policy.
Keynote addresses and panel discussions will explore the value conflicts - as well as the technical and financial challenges - involved in neighborhood revitalization. These include architectural preservation, gentrification and infill development.
WHEN: 8:20 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2002.
WHERE: Arthur Andersen Auditorium, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. The Haas School is located on the east side of campus, just off Gayley Road, between Hearst and Bancroft avenues.
WHO: Participants will include housing and community development professionals from the public, private and non-profit sectors, along with interested UC Berkeley faculty members and students.
Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, who pledged to bring 10,000 new housing units to downtown Oakland over a four-year period, will address "Changing Neighborhoods: Lessons Learned."
Other participants include James Carr of the Fannie Mae Foundation in Washington, D.C.; policy consultant Maureen Kennedy of Piedmont, Calif., who recently co-authored a Brookings Institution report on gentrification concepts and policy across the country and within the Bay Area.; and James "Tim" Thomas, an Alameda County advocate for the homeless.
BACKGROUND: The annual conference, sponsored by the campus's Program on Housing and Urban Policy, pays tribute to I. Donald Terner, a UC Berkeley faculty member who was a pioneering advocate and builder of affordable housing. Terner was the founding president of Bridge Housing Corporation in San Francisco. He died in a plane crash in 1996 while traveling to Bosnia with the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown.