Community Progress hosts trainings and other educational events around the country. Here, you’ll find information about our upcoming events, including registration (if applicable), as well as the events of partner organizations.
Cornerstone: Understanding Neighborhood Change
March 23, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST: Click here to register
Why do some neighborhoods become “hot,” some stay much the same, and others decline? Factors such as location, housing stock, schools, community organizations and more can affect a neighborhood’s trajectory. Understanding why the same activities seem to make a difference in one area, and little or no difference – or even have a negative impact -- in another is critical to developing an effective revitalization strategy. Alan Mallach, a senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress, will discuss his research on what makes neighborhoods change, and how local practitioners can use that information to better understand what’s happening in their communities – and respond accordingly.
Instructor: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress
Cornerstone: What is Strategic Code Enforcement?
April 27, 2017 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST: Click here to register
In this webinar, practitioners will be invited to look beyond the traditional and toward the potentially transformative role of code enforcement. They will explore a systemic, proactive approach that, when put into action, can make code enforcement more effective and, ultimately, much more efficient. A successful strategic code enforcement program moves beyond inspections and notices. It thoughtfully weaves together regulation, policy, cost recovery, as well as “carrots and sticks” into a comprehensive strategy to benefit community residents. A strategic approach can help to eliminate backlogs of complaints and ultimately reduce complaints altogether through the sophisticated monitoring of warning signs and use of early interventions. Other elements of a strategic approach can include: providing clear and effective enforcement mechanisms; working with other city departments and non-profits to create programs for vulnerable owner occupants or seniors who simply do not have the resources to bring the property up to code; providing “good landlord” incentives; connecting to other city programs like nuisance abatement and demolition; and more. Using real-world examples from around the country, this module will equip participants with an overview of the pros and cons of various code enforcement strategies and how to implement a more strategic approach.
Instructor: Nicole Heyman, Vice President and Director of Louisiana Initiatives, Center for Community Progress
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Investing in Ohio's Future: Maximizing Growth in our Cities and Regions
Greater Ohio Policy Center
March 7, 2017 - March 8, 2017 |Columbus, OH | Click here to register
This biennial convening brings together experts, policymakers, and local leaders dedicated to the sustainable development of Ohio’s neighborhoods and metropolitan areas. The theme of the 2017 Summit is financing and accelerating comprehensive and sustainable growth in Ohio’s cities and their surrounding suburbs and exurbs.
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