Policy Summit on Housing, Human Capital, and Inequality
At the 2015 Policy Summit, convened in downtown Pittsburgh June 18 and 19, some 350 attendees delved into challenges such as the need for safe and affordable housing, improving access to education, and broadband, all within a framework of equitable change.
The central theme of this year’s summit was how equitable development can benefit low- to moderate-income communities. Representing 25 states, more than 340 people attended the 2-day summit held in thriving downtown Pittsburgh, among them nonprofit leaders, academics, and government and regulatory-agency representatives from the nation’s Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast regions and beyond. The talk of economic challenges faced locally, regionally, and nationally resonated with community practitioners and researchers alike and provided further evidence that the nation is attuned to the need for collaboration across, not just within, individual sectors in order to meet equitable development goals.
Highlights of the Policy Summit include a tour of East Liberty, a national model—to some—of equitable development; a mayors’ panel; a poverty simulation; and research and practitioner sessions that included evidence-based policy implications as well as promising practices from across the US.
• Read the full summary, Here to Learn
• Access speaker presentations (click on “Agenda” or “Speakers” tabs)
• Watch videos of five Policy Summit sessions (see right rail)
• Check out stories & video from the East Liberty tour and the poverty simulation