Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity

Posted by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on August 6, 2018

Register now for the Reinventing Our Communities: Investing in Opportunity conference, to be held Monday, October 1, through Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in Baltimore. This biennial conference will explore strategies to best leverage different forms of capital to help neighborhoods and individuals reach their full potential and to share in the value-creating vitality that is the U.S. economy.

Check out the conference agenda to see the lineup of plenaries and workshops that highlight effective models and strategies for investing four forms of capital — financial, human, physical, and social — to create opportunities within communities. When these types of capital are viewed as investments that have the ability to empower people, communities gain access to resources that create economic growth, social cohesiveness, and neighborhood stability.

This year’s event is hosted by the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Richmond, and the Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. 21CC is incorporating its annual gathering on cities, the 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium, held in the fall in Baltimore, into this year’s Reinventing Our Communities conference. Cosponsors also include the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, New York, and St. Louis, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Enterprise Community Organizations, FHLBank Pittsburgh and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds.

Reinventing Our Communities, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, has become a must-attend biennial event for experts, thought leaders, and policymakers in community development to discuss strategies to “reinvent America’s communities.” Since the first ROC in 2004, a growing contingent of community development leaders, researchers, philanthropists, and lenders returns to examine how low- and moderate-income households and communities can rethink and renew themselves to address their new and recurring challenges.

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