Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings



4:30 to 6:00 pm:

Monday, May 23, 2005
Issue, Geographic, and Strategy Caucuses:
Facilitated group discussions and networking 

Transit-Centered Community Development Leadership Roundtable

Using the Philadelphia Allegheny Rail Station area as a case study, national and local leaders explore d the opportunities and challenges of creating urban infill transit-oriented development in low-wealth neighborhoods. This site, located within the African American Allegheny West neighborhood, offers commuter rail and bus service to a significant number of the regionís job clusters. Yet the station area is underutilized and surrounded by abandoned and blighted industrial properties. This caucus discussion was about how transit-centered community development approaches can: (1) improve access to regional employment opportunities; (2) connect neighborhood-based employers to the regional workforce; and (3) leverage the transit station area as a focus for redevelopment efforts.


  • Beverly Coleman, Program Director, Philadelphia Neighborhood Development Collaborative


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