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MEDIA ADVISORY: Changing Neighborhoods: New Visions for Community Revitalization

ATTENTION: REAL ESTATE, CITY PLANNING, NEIGHBORHOOD AND DIVERSITY WRITERS

31 January 2002
Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651
ckm@pa.urel.berkeley.edu


 

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.

 
    


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