Reinventing Older Communities: Bridging Growth and Opportunity - May 12-14, 2014

Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

The sixth biennial Reinventing Older Communities conference was sponsored by the Philadelphia Fed. The conference explored how communities can grow and strengthen their economies by creating opportunities for all residents.

Speakers included Raj Chetty, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink; Mark Zandi, chief economist, Moody’s Analytics; and others.

Topics included:

  • How entrepreneurs are reinventing cities
  • Changing demographics and their impact on urban renewal
  • Innovations in funding and financing
  • Connecting hard-to-serve populations and jobs
  • What students need to succeed.

Who Attended
Community developers, advocates, and planners, government leaders, bankers, researchers, foundation representatives, business leaders, and students were encouraged to attend.

Learn more about this event; you can also view the agenda and conference brochure.

Cosponsors include the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh; and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Richmond, and St. Louis.