EBASE releases new report: "Building a Better Bay Area: Community Benefit Tools and Case Studies to Achieve Responsible Development"
Community Benefits and Development in the Bay Area
What: Release of new Bay Area report on successful community benefit policies and projects entitled Building a Better Bay Area: Community Benefit Tools and Case Studies to Achieve Responsible Development.
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2008
12noon-2pm (refreshments provided)
Where: Ginn House Large Conference Room
660-13th Street, Oakland
(Entrance on 13th Street and on Martin Luther King Jr. Way)
3 Blocks from 12th Street City Center BART
The time is ripe for rethinking the conventional wisdom about economic development. More and more, local elected officials are using a wide range of tools to bring affordable housing, good quality jobs, and neighborhood services to their communities.
With information from over 70 local jurisdictions, gathering close to 200 policies, and compiling 15 case studies, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy's Building a Better Bay Area report finds an impressive array of community benefits integrated into development projects. These development-related benefits are raising the standard of living for thousands of area residents and workers.
Part toolkit and part reference guide for local government officials and staff, the Building a Better Bay Area report describes how responsible development orients the benefits of new development toward the greatest needs of a community, and helps communities achieve higher standards and benefits from real estate and economic development projects.
On Wednesday, September 17th, 2008, the lunch-time release of Building a Better Bay Area will feature a presentation of the findings of the report, followed by responses from community organizations engaged in community benefit initiatives and local staff and elected officials who will speak to how these tools work in the public sector.
To RSVP, please contact Jennifer Lin: Jenny@workingeastbay.org or call 510-893-7106 x 321.