Placemaking Week 2024
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Wednesday, June 5 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
PANEL: Fostering Community Identity and Driving Inclusive Economic Growth: Nurturing a Distinct Sense of Place Amidst Evolving Infrastructure

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Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on Community-Centered Economic Inclusion (CCEI), an innovative framework for inclusive growth developed by the Brookings Institution and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). This transformative approach addresses the challenges faced by communities undergoing significant infrastructure developments, with real-world examples from SE Washington, DC, and South Los Angeles. In Washington, DC, LISC DC is playing a pivotal role in the development of the 11th Street Bridge Park, the city's first elevated park linking Historic Anacostia to the Navy Yard. Through strategic investments and the Equitable Development Plan, LISC DC mitigated gentrification impacts, fostering community buy-in and a lasting commitment to preserving local identity. Learn how this project exemplifies the CCEI framework in action and the power of public-private partnerships in creating equitable public spaces. In South Los Angeles, the CCEI framework manifested in the ongoing work of Destination Crenshaw, a groundbreaking initiative responding to the potential displacement caused by the Crenshaw/LAX airport rail line. Hear details about the largest reparative Black art and economic revival program in the U.S., as Destination Crenshaw builds community spaces, enhances green infrastructure, supports local businesses, generates employment, and commissions over 100 Black artists. This session will feature insights from leaders at LISC, the Brookings Institution, and the work of Destination Crenshaw, offering practical tools and strategies derived from the CCEI framework. Whether you're a community advocate, policymaker, or urban planner, gain valuable knowledge to foster inclusive growth, confront displacement challenges, and nurture a lasting neighborhood identity. Join us in exploring the transformative potential of CCEI in shaping the future of your town or community.

avatar for Andrea Devening

Andrea Devening

Senior Program Officer, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
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Bryan Franklin

Deputy Director, LISC
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Hanna Love

Fello, Brookings Institution

Wednesday June 5, 2024 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
MICA - Brown Center, Lecture Hall (3rd Floor)