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An increasingly common concern in cities across the United States is that the overall urban revival is leaving growing numbers of residents behind. At the same time, there is good evidence that more “equitable” cities are stronger economically. There is a business and social case, then, for real estate and land use leaders to help create a more inclusive urban prosperity.
This is the subject of a new ULI book: Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth. This ULI members-only webinar will expand upon what the book explores, detailing what’s working and how to do more of it in areas of wide interest among the Institute’s membership, including:
Affordable and workforce housing
ULI released the new book in Los Angeles at the 2017 Fall Meeting in October. The concurrent session around the release was the most popular at Fall Meeting this year. Learn more about the book here.
During this one-hour webinar, you will hear from the authors of the book.
Henry Cisneros, Chairman and Cofounder, CityView
Henry Cisneros is the chairman and cofounder of CityView, which invests in urban residential real estate projects, and is chairman of the executive committee of Siebert Cisneros Shank, a national public and corporate markets finance firm. Cisneros served four terms as mayor of San Antonio and was secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in President Clinton’s cabinet. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, vice chair of Habitat for Humanity International, and a member of the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Urban Institute in Washington.
Janis Bowdler, Head of Community Development, Small Business and Financial Health Strategies, Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Janis Bowdler is the global head of community development, small business, and financial health strategies within Global Philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leader in corporate philanthropy that dedicates about $250 million annually to drive inclusive growth. Bowdler joined JPMorgan Chase in 2013, and under her leadership the firm has developed innovative private sector solutions to connect distressed communities, underserved individuals, and entrepreneurs from around the world with the resources, expertise, and opportunities necessary to grow and prosper. Previously, she was director of economic policy at the National Council of La Raza.
Jeffrey Lubell, Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Abt Associates
Jeffrey Lubell is the director of housing and community initiatives at Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation, and program implementation in the fields of health, social, and environmental policy. From 2006 through August 2013, he was the executive director of the Center for Housing Policy, a nonprofit research organization affiliated with the National Housing Conference. He has also served as director of the Policy Development Division in the Office of Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as a housing policy associate at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and as an independent consultant.
Patrick L. Phillips, Global CEO, Urban Land Institute
Patrick L. Phillips is the global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute. Since taking the chief executive position in 2009, Phillips has overseen an expansion of ULI’s global reach, guiding the Institute’s focus on creating thriving communities in rapidly urbanizing countries. Under his leadership, ULI’s program of work has grown steadily to encompass a variety of economic, demographic, societal, and environmental issues that are reshaping urban development worldwide in the 21st century. Phillips is a frequent speaker on urban development issues and is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles.