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Events

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.

 

Our Webinars


RemakeBreak Webinar series

RemakeBreak is a free, monthly, Michigan-focused, lunchtime webinar series. It features bite-sized, 45-minute webinars that are designed to connect you to the research, ideas, and success stories that inform your work on problem properties and community development. Mark your calendar: RemakeBreak will take place from 12:00-12:45pm on the fourth Thursday of each month.


Sneak Preview of the Detroit Future City “Field Guide to Working with Lots.”

August 27, 2015, 12:00 - 12:45pm: Registration coming soon

The Detroit Future City “Field Guide to Working with Lots” is a tool that will launch this September, online and in print, that will provide Detroiters with accessible and actionable step-by-step instructions to help transform lots. We’ll walk you through a sneak preview of some of the lot designs and website features, which have the potential to translate to action in communities across Michigan. More than 50 Detroit-based organizations have contributed to the development of the Field Guide, and we’re excited to share some lessons learned from this process. Visit www.dfc-lots.com to learn more.

 

Partner Webinars


Webinars for Commercial Vacant Property Redevelopment

Greater Ohio Policy Center, in partnership with the Ohio CDC Association, presents four webinars during the Summer of 2015 that will explain how to accomplish various aspects of commercial vacant property redevelopment and commercial district revitalization in legacy communities.

 

Tools & Strategies for Business Development and District Management

August 26, 2:00 - 3:15pm: Registration

Commercial revitalization requires the productive reuse of redeveloped spaces. This webinar lays out strategies and models for managing commercial districts in addition to specific methods for developing and attracting business tenants. Methods for developing existing businesses and attracting desirable new economic uses are described as part of implementing an overall business district management approach.  The combination of commercial property redevelopment and long-term business support programs may increase the potential for successful commercial revitalization.

 

Tools for Overcoming Financial Gaps

September 16, 2015, 2:00 - 3:15pm: Registration

Since the costs of commercial vacant property demolition, clean-up and redevelopment can be prohibitively high, established and creative financing sources will be necessary to undertake each of these activities in the future-especially in weaker markets and legacy cities. Various sources of capital from the private, public, and non-profit sectors, as well as how they can be used, will be described in this webinar.

 

Our Events

No events scheduled at this time

 

Partner Events

Brownfields Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

September 2-4, 2015More information

Brownfields 2015 is the premier conference and trade show focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment.  The upcoming event is the 16th National Brownfields Training Conference, which promises to attract thousands of stakeholders to the “windy city” for three days of training, networking and business development.  

 

Equitable Development: The Role of Brownfields Renewal, WorkforceStrategies and Entrepreneurship in Chicago, Illinois.

Brownfields 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop

September 1, 2015: More information

The Equitable Development Workshop is a hands-on learning opportunity for local leaders who are fostering pathways to economic stability for communities historically affected by issues of poverty, unemployment and brownfields.

 

Click here to sign up to recieve updates for future events and webinars.

 

 

 

 


 


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Reinventing Older Communities Conference | May 9 - May 11, 2012

Register now for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's fifth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference. This year's theme is building resilient cities, with a particular focus on smaller cities that were once manufacturing centers.

 

Learn more here.

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