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Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

Conference Presentations

Strategic Data-Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods Conference

Strategic Data-Use to Stabilize Neighborhoods Conference

December 6-7, 2011

Mobilizing Grassroots Participation in Data-Driven Policy (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011
These presentations provide the author's community-based efforts to use data as a means to mobilize people and resources to gather and analyze data and affect change. 

Innovative Uses of Public Data (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011
New data is increasingly available to the public. The presentation will examine how publicly accessible data can be applied to neighborhood reinvestment advocacy, programming and policy. 

Data Infrastructure Blueprint (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011 
A comprehensive, real-time data system to inform neighborhood redevelopment requires identifying and compiling data, and making it available in resourceful but practical ways. Much of the data for a strong data infrastructure is already available locally. The presentations will detail how to prepare and use data to promote neighborhood reinvestment. 

Market-Driven Neighborhood Investment (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011 
Several cities have used market categories to launch new, targeted re-investment strategies. These presentations explore the mechanics of categorizing block and neighborhood level markets and how these "typologies" can be used. 

Visual Story-telling with Data (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011 
This workshop will highlight creative, compelling data presentations and how to effectively communicate data analysis. This session will be led by faculty and staff of the Maryland Institute College of Arts' new Information Visualization program, which will be launched fall 2012. 

Drilling Down to Property Level Decision-making
December 7, 2011 
The redevelopment of vacant properties is often idiosyncratic and tied to micro-markets. These presentations examine the use of disparate sources to assemble accurate, complete information for individual parcels. 

Mobilizing a Data Army (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011 
Residents, students, and volunteers have been valuable resources in gathering information, identifying issues and changing policy. This workshop shares the experiences of a variety of approaches to recruit, train, manage, and grow a grassroots data network. 

Case Study: Dallas (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 7, 2011
The presentation will discuss work on a Dallas Morning News series on inequality in the Dallas Region. The series won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing. 

Using Data to Drive Neighborhood Investment (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 6, 2011 
Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia are using data, mapping, and community engagement to address disinvestment in new and promising ways. Their work is reflected through various perspectives in these presentations. 

City of Baltimore -- Vacants-to-Value and Data Infrastructure (PDF) Leaving the Board
December 6, 2011 
Baltimore has launched a market-driven strategy to attract private investment in vacant properties. The initiative is based on creative uses of information that is already available in most cities. These presentations will examine the myriad components of this ambitious new strategy including: aggressive, targeted code enforcement; new property disposition methods; real-time data sources; aerial photography; and a neighborhood typology. 

REO and Vacant Property Strategies for Neighborhood Stabilization Conference

September 1-2, 2010

National Overview of the REO Crisis
September 1, 2010 

This presentation provides an overview of national and regional REO trends and an outlook for the future. 

Fostering Healthy Regional Markets
September 1, 2010 

This panel discusses how stabilization efforts are organized in different regions of the nation, highlighting promising practices and programs. 

National "First Look"
September 1, 2010 
Secretary Donovan discusses the creation of a National "First Look" program for the sale of REO properties. 

Industry Perspectives on REO Strategies
September 1, 2010 

This panel examines the response to the REO crisis by banking institutions and other holders of REO property. 

New Directions for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
September 1, 2010 
This panel discusses innovative local NSP programs to rebuild neighborhoods devastated by the economic crisis. 

Case Study: Mortgage Outreach and Research Efforts
September 1, 2010 

President Evans outlines the Federal Reserve response to the housing crisis under the Mortgage Outreach and Research Efforts initiative (MORE), highlighting System efforts to help stabilize communities. 

Promising Approaches to Stabilizing Neighborhoods and Keeping Properties Occupied
September 2, 2010 

This panel examines the feasibility of extending to new areas promising local approaches to addressing REO. 

Overcoming Local Challenges: Boston and Cleveland
September 2, 2010 
This panel examines two examples of municipalities that have been able stabilize neighborhoods in spite of significant barriers to achieve their goals. 

Taking Stabilization Efforts to Scale
September 2, 2010 
This panel discusses novel ways to increase the capacity of local stabilization efforts, while acknowledging existing resource limitations. 


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