NeighborWorks Training Institute in Washington Features Courses on Community Revitalization and Green Building
NeighborWorks® Training Institute is coming to Washington, DC August 22 – 26 and is proud to feature cutting-edge courses that focus on community revitalization and green building.
Community and Neighborhood Revitalization
Every city in the United States has neighborhoods that are troubled with deteriorated housing, streets and sidewalks in disrepair, crime that keeps families indoors, and residents who have lost their sense of neighborhood pride. Residents and professionals representing all sectors – from community-based organizations and private foundations to government and corporate America – are involved in revitalization efforts.
If you are experiencing a lack of vitality in your community and suffering from stagnant or declining property values, NeighborWorks Training Institute is offering courses to help you gain the knowledge and tools you need to meet these challenges and facilitate positive neighborhood change:
-Essential Tools of the Trade: Neighborhood Analysis, Visioning and Planning for Action
-Getting Things Done in Neighborhoods through Strategic Collaborations
-Strategies and Implementation Techniques for Creating Neighborhoods of Choice Through Revitalization – Part One
-Strategies and Implementation Techniques for Creating Neighborhoods of Choice Through Revitalization – Part Two
-Preserving Affordable Housing in Hot-Market Neighborhoods
-Getting a Grip on Reality: Making Census Data Work for You
-ROUNDTABLE Issues and Problem-Solving: Community-Wide Dialogue as Part of Your Revitalization Strategy
Sustainable Design and Green Building
The quality of housing is often representative of a community's overall economic health. The natural cycle of aging and filtering causes housing stocks in all communities to need attention. But, when housing falls into disrepair because needed maintenance or rehabilitation has not occurred, it may encourage further disinvestment. The reverse is also true: when housing is well-built and well-maintained, residents, business owners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to further invest in the community.
With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation, NeighborWorks Training Institute is offering courses that promote sustainable design, green building and healthy housing:
-Intro to Healthy Homes
-Residential Green Building
-Building Healthy Homes
-Lead-Safe Practices and Basics of Compliance
-Greening Multifamily Housing
Learn more about these special course offerings and download registration information by visiting us online at www.nw.org/training.
Related Link: http://nw.org/network/training/upcoming/Washington05.asp
For more information contact:
NeighborWorks Training Institute
1325 G Street NW, Suite 800
Posted July 14, 2005