Neighborhood Development Strategies Training Offered in Newark, NJ

International Economic Development Council

Neighborhood Development Strategies

Date: January 16 - 17, 2014
Location: Newark, NJ

This course is held in partnership with Broyland & Associates.

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


Melissa Kim 
Director of Community Economic Development 
The Village of the Arts and Humanities

Melissa Kim is Director of Community Economic Development for The Village of the Arts and Humanities, an arts and community development organization working in North Philadelphia. Applying an asset-based approach, Melissa focuses on the synergies among the arts, land care, and business and workforce development. Prior to joining The Village in March 2013, Melissa worked as the Director of the North 5th Street Revitalization Project and an attorney at various law firms in Philadelphia. She serves on the boards of the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations, the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation and the Asian American Women’s Coalition. She earned her Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning and Juris Doctorate from Temple University and her Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.

Diane Lupke, CEcD FM 
Lupke & Associates, Inc.

Ms. Diane Lupke, CEcD, FM is President of Lupke & Associates, Inc., Consultants in Community Economic Development. Lupke & Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in market-based solutions for communities in economic transition. Since its founding in 1990, Ms. Lupke, her Associations, and Staff have helped more than 100 communities to identify niche opportunities, build consensus, and transform lagging economies with "new economy" methods. Ms. Lupke is an authority on the use of enterprise zones and other special tools for development, and she has twenty-five years experience in designing and implementing development strategies. Lupke & Associates has earned distinction for its work with distressed communities that face particular challenges: urban neighborhoods, struggling downtowns, and isolated rural economies.

Accommodations/Training Location:

Hilton Newark Penn Station 
1048 Raymond Boulevard 
Newark, NJ 07102 
Phone: (800) 445-8667

IEDC Room Rate: $145 single/double 
Cut-Off Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Published on:
December 13, 2013 - 2:22pm
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