In the final session of Commonwealth Communities: Smart Growth Strategies for Our Emergent Future, expert speakers ranging from local municipal leaders to professional researchers discussed how to incorporate equity into zoning law. The history of zoning in the U.S. is fraught with racism and disparate impacts on communities of color and low-income communities. We have … Continued
LOCUS & Smart Growth America recently launched the National Opportunity Zones Marketplace, an online resource to help facilitate equitable development and information sharing. It’s the latest evolution of our work to ensure that new investment in Opportunity Zones benefit existing residents the community at-large instead of displacing the people the tax incentive was intended to help. Watch the recorded webinar about how to use the Marketplace.
Thank you to those that joined LOCUS, the Economic Innovation Group, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for Understanding your Opportunity Zones. If you missed the live event, you can watch the recorded version here.
Next week, join LOCUS, the Economic Innovation Group, and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority for a comprehensive discussion of the new federal Opportunity Zones program.
Yesterday, LOCUS kicked off the second year of its Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign. You are invited to join us.
With the potential of major legislative changes ahead, LOCUS is seizing this unique opportunity to shape federal and local policy and direct funding to support walkable urban neighborhoods across America. We invite you to learn more about our Rebuild America’s Neighborhoods campaign during an interactive webinar on Wednesday, February 21st from 2:00 to 3:00 PM.
The bill’s newly created low-tax environment will undermine the value of tax credits used to build walkable urban development and transform the nature of real estate development and investment for years to come.
Thank you to everyone who joined LOCUS for a live discussion of Financing for Projects that Don’t Pencil Out on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Bob Stevens, principal for M&S Development, presented several creative financing techniques available to communities and economies hoping to fill project funding gaps.
Thank you to everyone who joined LOCUS for a live discussion of Transit-Oriented Development Opportunities in Albuquerque on Thursday, October 19, 2017. In case you missed the live event, you can read the event summary and watch the recorded version here.
LOCUS’ next webinar, Transit-Oriented Development Opportunities in Albuquerque, will take place on Thursday, October 19th from 1:00-2:00 PM EDT. We’re excited to bring together developers and investors from across the country to discuss transit-oriented development opportunities along Albuquerque’s historic main street, Central Avenue.