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Speeches - Community Development Resources


Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy

This report released by the Philadelphia Fed reflects research conducted by students completing their master’s degrees in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania, who investigated recent revitalization efforts in Bethlehem, Pa., Lancaster, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., with a focus on equity rather than on stated outcomes. This report summarizes their findings, includes proposals designed to produce equitable outcomes in each city, and provides a blueprint for cities interested in considering equity as an objective in future development efforts.

President Dudley on the National and Regional Economy

New York Fed President William Dudley met in March 2014 with community and business leaders in Brooklyn to understand what is going on at the grassroots level of the borough’s economy. His visit included a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, meeting with staff at Community Solutions in Brownsville and Etsy, and delivering a speech on the national and regional economy at Brooklyn College.

Creating Resilient Communities

In this speech, Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke Chairman Bernanke discusses the evolution of community development, accelerating transformative development in communities, and the importance of developing local leaders. The speech was given.at the Federal Reserve System Community Affairs Research Conference, "Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice," held in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2013.

Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice

The 2013 Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference presented a unique forum for discussing key research, program, and policy strategies aimed at improving resiliency and rebuilding in low-income households and neighborhoods. The post-event materials include papers, presentations and videos; keynote remarks, speaker biographies and poster presentations,

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