Schedule

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I. SESSION I: The Past (September 27, 2017 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners from The Boston Foundation, Northeastern University's Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP) to gauge attendees' knowledge of the housing crisis in Greater Boston, discussion of major housing initiatives both past and current, and a brief history of the federal and local obstacles that led to these issues.


II. SESSION II: The Present (October 18, 2017 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners from MHP and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to discuss concepts from MHP’s report, Unlocking the Commonwealth (November 2014), and defining “the workforce.”


III. SESSION III: The Past, Present + Future (January 24, 2018 @ 3-6PM)

An invigorating, interactive session to recap the history of the federal and local obstacles (Past, Present) that led to housing shortage issues for the "workforce", and defining what "workforce" means. Then, we will embark on a discussion focused on what other cities across the country are doing to tackle this problem, including our own City of Boston (Future).  

The first half (3-5 PM), we'll take a trip down memory lane to learn about the history of housing with Shelly Goehring from the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and then we'll talk about what is happening today and what cities, including Boston, are doing to deal with the high cost of housing with Timothy Reardon from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. Yes, they're coming back!

The second half (5-6 pm), we'll hear from Manikka Bowman at ULI Boston/New England, and Marcy Ostberg at the City of Boston Housing Innovation Lab


IV. SESSION IV: Take Action (February 28, 2018 @ 4-6PM)

An interactive session led by Alliance housing partners Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA), and the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance to discuss possibilities in zoning reform, incentives for developers, and creating smart/complete neighborhoods.


Please note that the Business Leaders' Learning Project will consist of four sessions, and attendees are required to attend at least three. 

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