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Reminder: Housing and development webinar this Thursday

13 Apr 2009 | Posted by | 0 Comments | , ,

Transportation for America wants to remind you about our ongoing series of webinars, continuing this Thursday (4/16) at 4:00 p.m. EDT. This week, we’ll be partnering with the National Housing Conference to conduct an interactive webinar with a terrific panel of experts discussing the complex relationships between transportation and housing.

With the economic crisis putting jobs in jeopardy, homes in foreclosure and entire communities in peril, Americans are facing extraordinary challenges in finding affordable and accessible housing options. Now more than ever, we need federal leadership to help make the critical link between our housing and transportation policies and create revitalized communities where people can find affordable places to live and convenient ways to get around.

In this webinar, real estate development professionals and affordable housing advocates will explore the linkages between transportation and housing development, the shift in housing and real estate preferences and value, and the creation of affordable mixed-use development near jobs and transit.

Panelists will include:

Shelley Poticha, President and CEO of Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit Oriented Development; John McIlwain, Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute and J. Ronald Terwilliger Chair for Housing at the Urban Land Institute; Christopher Leinberger, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Partner of Arcadia Land Company; and Director of the Graduate Real East Development Program at the University of Michigan; and Ann Norton, Senior Staff Attorney at the Housing Preservation Project.

Registration is free, so sign up today for this great session at t4america.org/webinars.