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People's Accountable Development Summit

Start Date: 
May 31, 2008 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Zoning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
The South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative
Location: 
P.S. 282
180 6th Avenue (between Lincoln and Berkley) 2/3 to Bergen Street, B/Q to Seventh Ave, R to Union Street,
B63 to 5th Ave/Garfield
United States
Description: 

The People's Accountable Development Summit, organized by The South Brooklyn Accountable Development Initiative (a project of the Fifth Avenue Committee), seeks to create dialogue and forge alliances among residents and various community stake holders in Brooklyn facing large developments, re-zonings and other land use changes. The centerpiece of the Summit will be a series of panel discussions on four major accountable development topics: Housing, Labor, Environment, and Process.
Summit Schedule: 9:00am-9:30am

  • Registration, breakfast

9:30am--10:15am

  • Opening remarks (Michelle de la Uz), keynote speaker, pledge from elected officials

10:15am-10:30am

  • BREAK

10:30am-12:00pm

  • Housing: "Protecting Tenants, Building Affordable Housing" an exploration of inclusionary zoning; affordable housing preservation; special districts and more.
    • Brad Lander, Pratt Center for Community Development
    • Julia Fitzgerald, Neighbors Helping Neighbors
    • Bennett Baumer, Housing Conservation Coordinators
    • Alison Cordero, St. Nicholas NPC
    • Deb Howard, Pratt Area Community Council
    • Moderator: Michelle de la Uz, Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Labor: "Living Wages, Fair Returns", an exploration of local job training and hiring; living wage jobs, worker safety, leveraging government subsidies for real community benefits and more.
    • Elly Spicer, NYC Carpenters Labor-Management Cooperation Trust Fund
    • Betina Damiani, Good Jobs New York
    • Evelyn Zumba, Latin American Workers Project (Proyecto de los Trabajadores Latino Americanos)
    • Carrie Brunk, Jobs With Justice
    • David Pratt, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
    • Moderator: Jeremy Reiss, Community Service Society
  • (Both panels will run 1.5 hours, simultaneously)

12:00pm-12:15pm

  • BREAK

12:15pm-1:45pm

  • Environment: "Healthy Homes, Sustainable Communities", an exploration of sustainable design, transit equity, environmental justice and more.
    • Gita Nandan, Thread Collective
    • Ericka Stallings, Coalition for Asthma Free Homes/NY Immigration Coalition
    • Bob Zuckerman, Gowanus Canal Conservancy/Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation
    • Elena Conte, Communities United for Transit Equity/Pratt Center for Community Development
    • Cecil Corbin Mark (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)
    • Moderator: Artemio Guerra, Fifth Avenue Committee
  • Process: "Planning to the People", an exploration of community planning, community action, efforts to increase government transparency in the development process and more.
    • Tom Angotti, Gotham Gazette/Hunter College
    • Pat Jones, Community Board 9, Manhattan
    • Craig Hammerman, Community Board 6, Brooklyn
    • Theo Moore, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality
    • Sam Miller, Picture the Homeless
    • Moderator: Rosten Woo, Center for Urban Pedagogy

    (Both panels will run 1.5 hours, simultaneously)

1:45pm-3:00pm

  • Closing remarks, lunch, entertainment.

This event is free. Food, childcare and Spanish translation will be provided. For more information or a pdf flyer for this event, contact Dave at dpowell@fifthave.org or (718) 237-2017 ext 148.

Open to: 
General public

CB 8 Housing/ULURP Committee

Start Date: 
March 1, 2007 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Zoning
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park & Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

The responsibilities of the Housing/ULURP Committee include:

  • Identify needs and strategies for neighborhood improvements
  • Assess vacant buildings in the neighborhood for possible seal-up or demolition
  • Monitor inspection services of the Dept. of Buildings and the Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)
  • Establish budget priorities and make recommendations to the Board on housing issues
  • Monitor housing construction and rehabilitation projects
  • Make recommendations on the disposition of City-owned property in the District
  • Plan and conduct public hearings on land use terms
  • Assess local needs and take notice of district changes, i.e., economic growth and housing
  • Review ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure) applications and make recommendations to the full Board
Open to: 
Public

CB 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
March 8, 2007 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Housing
Zoning
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (bet. Park & Prospect Place)
United States
Description: 

Monthly Community Board meeting.

Open to: 
General public