Sharpen Your Knowledge of Neighborhood Development Strategies this June (AICP Certified)

International Economic Development Council

Neighborhood Development Strategies

June 19-20, 2014 | Madison, WI

This course qualifies as a professional development elective needed to sit for the Certified Economic Developers Exam 

AICP Certification Maintenance points: CM | 16

This practitioner-driven course uses the case study method to complement 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


Mark Barbash, FM 
Chief Operating Officer 
Finance Fund

Mark Barbash is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Finance Fund, a statewide non-profit financial intermediary committed to bridging resources with low-to-moderate-income communities. He is responsible for the organizations day-to-day operations to advance community development. His 30 years of economic development experience includes services as Chief Economic Development Officer for the Ohio Department of Development, Development Director for Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, Executive Director for the Columbus Countywide Development Corporation, and Vice President for the National Development Council, Washington, D.C.

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. 

Neighborhood Development Strategies
June 19-20, 2014 | Madison, WI

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May 19, 2014 - 9:18am
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