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PCRG's Eighth Annual Community Development Summit took place on May 15 - 16 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.
PCRG’s Annual Community Development Summit
Since PCRG’s foundation, we have taken the time to recognize the work of our partners in community development at an annual luncheon. In partnership with the Urban Land Institute-Pittsburgh District, PCRG began hosting a Community Development Summit in 2011. Each year, the Summit features exciting keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions designed to cover the myriad of issues that surround community development. Sessions from past years have covered topics from strategies for increasing financial resources available to communities; to land use topics such community planning, land recycling and affordable housing; to transit-oriented development and issues around access.
The Summit is a truly regional event, drawing speakers and participants not only from PCRG member organizations and neighborhoods, but also from surrounding cities, the broader region, and across the country. PCRG strives to make the Summit accessible to everyone who is passionate about rebuilding and sustaining healthy, vibrant, and sustainable communities – from community development professionals and elected officials to neighborhood volunteers.
Each year’s Summit focuses on a different theme that guides the selection of keynotes, session presenters, and more. For 2018, our theme was: Honoring the Past, Planning for the Future: 30 Years of Community Development in Pittsburgh. This year, we provided space for reflection and rejuvenation while we gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments made over the last generation of community development, as we came together to steer a course for the next generation.