AICP Certified Neighborhood Development Strategies Training to be Offered in LA and NYC

International Economic Development Council

Los Angeles, CA
Date: December 6-7, 2012
Register by Thursday, October 25 and save $100 with our Early Registration Rates!

New York, NY
Date: January 17-18, 2013
Register by Thursday, December 6 and save $100 with our Early Registration Rates!

AICP Certification Maintenance points: CM | 16
This course qualifies as a professional development elective needed to sit for the Certified Economic Developer Exam

This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to compliment current neighborhood development theory. Participants will learn how to identify the major neighborhood actors, their objectives, and strategies for redevelopment, in addition to understanding the process for creating a strategic economic development plan to meet the neighborhood development goals. Specifically, this course will examine social capital (e.g., linkages, networks, talent, etc.), environmental capital (e.g., stewardship, residual management, etc.) and economic capital (e.g., investment and reinvestment) facing distressed neighborhoods and offer solutions to address local needs.

Course Highlights:
• Asset creation, wealth creation, and enterprise development & expansion
• Housing development, real estate speculation, and tax-base stabilization
• Public and private sector role in combating inner city unemployment
• Examining historical and current neighborhood trends
• Performing leakage assessments and gap analyses
• Aligning strategic plans for multiple neighborhood groups
• Understanding the underserved needs for banking and grocery
• Working with media to share success stories

Instructors for Los Angeles (New York City TBA):

Linda H. DiMario
DiMario & Associates

DiMario & Associates is a destination marketing and economic development consulting practice working with cities, counties, multiple jurisdictions and organizations to help them compete more effectively by optimizing a powerful brand identity and reputation, a strategic market positioning, organizational efficacy and results-driven strategic sales and marketing initiatives.

As president and CEO of the Arlington (Texas) CVB she worked to develop Arlington's economy highlighted by the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. As president & CEO of the Long Beach Area CVB, she worked with public/ private sector partners to re-invent the city's economy - Trade, Technology and Tourism - including managing the Downtown Long Beach Associates Business Improvement District, crafting marketing and service plans and transitioning it to a PBID, tripling the revenue. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Greater Tucson CVB and Director of Sales & Marketing for the Oakland CVB, she launched sales and marketing programs that increased revenues and led a recovery team that sustained market share after the Bay Area Earthquake. Business development work with Hilton Hotels, the Hotel Queen Mary and Disneyland Hotel, owner and operator of Northwest Conventions, Inc. managing national and international conventions and political campaign management rounds out the multi-faceted public/private sector career tract.

Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD
Lupke & Associates

Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, is President of Lupke & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in community economic development intervention for governments and non-profit organizations throughout the United States. Since its founding in 1990, Ms. Lupke, her Associates, and Staff have worked in more than 75 communities using its unique brand of compassion and intellect to empower residents to recognize their assets and create change in their lives and for their communities. Lupke & Associates has earned distinction for its work with distressed communities. Many of its clients are located in urban neighborhoods, struggling downtowns, and isolated rural economies that offer particular challenges. Ms. Lupke, her Associates, and Staff have transformed such challenges into a national reputation for superior knowledge, innovation, creativity, and value added in the field of community economic development.

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October 18, 2012
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