2019 SUMMIT AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2019

Registration Open: 7:00 AM
Mobile Workshops: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM [requires pre-registration]
Interactive Seminar: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM [requires pre-registration]
Lunch Served: 12:00 PM
Lunch Keynote Panel 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 Plenary Panel Discussion: 8:00 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 Session: 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