2019 SUMMIT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019

Registration Open: 8:00 AM
Interactive Seminar: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM [requires pre-registration]
Lunch Served: 12:00 PM
Luncheon Plenary:l 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Registration Closes: 2:45 PM
Sessions: 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Coffee and Networking in the Exhibitor Hall: 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM
PCRG Annual Member Meeting: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Happy Hour in the Exhibitor Hall: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019

Registration Open: 7:30 AM
Breakfast Open: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Welcome by Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive: 8:15 AM
Breakfast Plenary: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Sessions: 9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Coffee and Networking in the Exhibitor Hall: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Lunch Served: 11:45 AM
Registration Closes: 12:00 PM
Luncheon Plenary: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Sessions: 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Coffee and Networking in the Exhibitor Hall: 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Sessions: 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Registration Opens: 4:00 PM
PCRG Annual Award Reception
Doors Open: 4:45 PM
Awards Ceremony: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

SESSION TOPICS

Sessions are expected to address the following topics, subject to change.

SUSTAINABILITY and MOBILITY
Advocating for transit-oriented communities and mobility equity
National best practices and opportunities for impacting communities around transit
District-level approaches to achieving transformational sustainability

EQUITABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
Increasing access to affordable homeownership through change in neighborhood density
and Accessory Dwelling Units
Engaging the community in housing development policy in the Greater Pittsburgh Region
Challenging common academic perspectives on the concepts of “community”
and “gentrification”

EQUITABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Human services partnerships and holistic approaches for workforce development
Successes and failures in asset-based economic development building for smaller communities
Cooperatives as engines for equitable, diverse, resilient business communities
Resident-focused economic investment for successful downtown revitalization in legacy cities

FINANCING TOOLS
Best practices for fostering community capital bases and building on strengths in Pennsylvania
communities
Strategies for financing affordable housing projects in the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES and CASE STUDIES
Creating excitement about voting in order to strengthen communities and advocate for change
Using art to repair and build relationships between a community and a corporation
Inspiring excitement through creative and fun community engagement
Accessing, assessing, creating, and using data for community development