JCHS: “Opening the Gates of Opportunity: Realizing the Potential of Gateway Cities” (Part 2)

The Honorable Aaron Gornstein
Massachusetts Undersecretary for Housing and Community Development

Speakers & Panelists:
Eric S. Belsky, Managing Director, Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

Prabal Chakrabarti, VP, Regional and Community Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Brenda Clement, Executive Director, CHAPA

Marc Dohan, Executive Director, Twin Cities CDC of Fitchburg & Leominster

Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor of Salem

Barbara G. Fields, Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Benjamin Forman, Research Director, MassINC

Ann Forsyth, Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ann Houston, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Developers

Joe Kriesberg, President, MACDC

David Luberoff, Senior Project Advisor, Boston Area Research Initiative

Claire Ricker, Senior Planner, City of Holyoke

Gateway Cities are midsize urban centers in Massachusetts facing stubborn social and economic challenges, but with many assets that have unrealized potential. Our half-day event, Opening the Gates of Opportunity: Realizing the Potential of Gateway Cities, will bring together community leaders, public officials, policymakers, faculty and students to exchange ideas and information about workable solutions for cities and local economies. The agenda will feature speakers who represent a cross-section of new ideas for revitalizing our cities and neighborhoods. Out of these discussions we hope to capture innovative, cross-sector, collaborative ideas and models that will feed into the work that is being done by students and faculty in urban planning.



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