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Rethink. Recover. Rebuild: Reinventing Older Communities

MAY 12, 2010 - 8:30 AM to MAY 14, 2010 - 5:00 PM ET

Philadelphia, PA

Fifty-eight nationally recognized practitioners, researchers, and plenary speakers, such as former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, will be featured at the Rethink. Recover. Rebuild: Reinventing Older Communities conference, which will be held Wednesday, May 12, to Friday, May 14, 2010, at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing.  

Topics covered at the conference include foreclosure prevention, sustainable homeownership, investor-owned properties, ways to increase the middle class, the financial crisis facing cities and towns, and the reform of the housing finance system. The conference includes tours of the Navy Yard, Temple University Neighborhood Revitalization Initiatives, and Mastery Charter School.

The fourth biennial Reinventing conference focuses on reinventing older communities in the wake of the subprime foreclosure crisis and the federal government’s economic stimulus programs. The conference brings together planners, policymakers, community developers, bankers, researchers, funders, and government representatives.

Sponsors include the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation, the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, the Ford Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania's Institute for Urban Research and Wharton School, The Reinvestment Fund, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners can obtain certification maintenance (CM) credits for all plenary and concurrent sessions on May 12, 2010, and May 13, 2010. The remaining sessions and tours have been submitted to the American Planning Association for CM approval.

Early-bird registration ends April 9. Hotel reservations must be confirmed by April 20 to ensure that you receive the discounted conference rate.