Advancing Regional Equity Summit

Posted by on February 25, 2005

In just 96 days, leaders from across the country will gather in Philadelphia for an important meeting focused on how to build more equitable and inclusive neighborhoods and regions. We want you to join us.

Hosted by PolicyLink and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, the Advancing Regional Equity Summit will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 23-25, 2005.

Register by March 1st to take advantage of the early bird rate of $176. Space is limited, so register today at

Here are a few highlights of the exciting activities that are being planned
* Plenary sessions featuring senior foundation executives discussing the role of philanthropy in advancing equitable regional development, smart growth, and social justice.
* Policy and skills-building sessions grounded in current campaigns to promote economic and social equity in the areas of housing, transportation, economic development, labor, education, smart growth, environmental justice, infrastructure, and more.
* Issue and Geographic Caucuses provide an opportunity for in-depth strategizing and problem solving with colleagues from across the country.
* A Cybercafe composed of 40 workstations with free high-speed Internet access and demonstrations of the latest digital tools and e-advocacy campaigns promoting equitable development.
* An evening of networking and festivities at a private reception at the landmark Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia’s historic farmers’ market in the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

We hope that you can join us and your colleagues from around the country for this important event! For the latest information about the
summit visit

Angela Glover Blackwell
Founder and CEO

Ben Starrett
Executive Director
Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities

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