Urban Housing Economy & Transit Confronting a Crisis: A Conference on Sustainability


POLICY OVERVIEW: Sustainable Economic Development By Alea Gage and Tony LoPresti with Cecilia Estolano, Karen Chapple, and Michelle Wilde Anderson. Findings and recommendations from a November 18, 2011 roundtable following Sustainable Economic Development Strategies in Lean Fiscal Times.

POLICY NOTE: Community Development in Lean Fiscal Times
by Tony LoPresti

POLICY NOTE: Real Estate Development in a Post-Redevelopment World
by Alea Gage

POLICY NOTE: Sustainable Economic Development through Advanced Manufacturing Policy
by Chris Schildt


Plan-it sustainably: The challenge of community ecological-economic sustainable development By Scott T. Edmondson, AICP, and Katja Irvin, AICP. In February 2012 Northern News, publication of the Northern Section of the California Chapter of the APA.



8:30 to 9:00 am | Registration & Coffee

9:00 to 9:15 am | Welcome by CED Dean Jennifer Wolch and Berkeley Law Dean Christopher Edley

9:15 to 10:15 am | Keynote address


10:15 to 11:45 am |
Panel 1 | Local fiscal distress
This panel will describe the causes, dimensions and proposed policy responses to the prolonged fiscal distress facing local governments across the country.
» JOHN ELLWOOD, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy (moderator)

» DAN KILDEE, Treasurer and County Land Bank Chairman of Genesee County, Michigan, home to Flint
» MICHELLE WILDE ANDERSON, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
» MARK DESAULNIER, California State Senator

12:00 to 1:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 to 2:30 pm |
Panel 2 | Real estate development in a post-redevelopment world
This panel examines how we do real estate development in this economic and fiscal climate. What’s going to be developed, where is it going to be developed, and what are the tools we have left?

» KAREN CHAPPLE, IURD Associate Director (moderator)

» FRED BLACKWELL, Assistant City Administrator, City of Oakland
» JESSE BLOUT, Principal, Strada Investment Group
» GREGORY C. DEVEREAUX, Chief Executive Officer, San Bernardino County
» BILL WITTE, President, Related California

2:30 to 4 pm |
Panel 3 |
Sustainable economic development Given the changing fiscal context, this panel explores the potential for economic development strategies that address the three Es, in particular the resurgence of manufacturing as an economic development tool.

» CECILIA ESTOLANO, Visiting Professor of City & Regional Planning; Theodore B. and Doris Shoong Lee Chair in Real Estate Law and Urban Planning, UC Berkeley (moderator)

» MADELINE JANIS, Executive Director, LAANE
» DAN SWINNEY, Executive Director, Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council and Bay Area Manufacturing Renaissance Council
» ADAM FRIEDMAN, Director, Pratt Center for Community Development

4 pm to 5 pm | Reception