Rusk Webinar on Regional Opportunity Mapping
The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the National Center for Smart Growth’s 2013 Brown Bag Webinar Series continues with
Regional Opportunity Mapping: The Key to Changing the "Rules of the Game"
Presentation by David Rusk Building One America
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Preinkert Field House - Conference Room 1112V University of Maryland College Park
David Rusk will discuss the key role that regional opportunity mapping plays in organizing grassroots activists and local elected officials to secure major changes in federal and state policies. Examples will be multi-year campaigns in New Jersey that resulted in major state school funding and inclusionary housing reforms and in Philadelphia’s suburbs that launched a federally-funded regional housing mobility program.
David Rusk is the founding president of Building One America. In July 2011, he made the major policy presentation at the White House Forum on First Suburbs. The Congressional Quarterly called David Rusk's Cities without Suburbs "the Bible of the regionalism movement." "A must read for all practicing local government officials, elected or appointed," said the Government Finance Review of Rusk's Inside Game/Outside Game. Rusk combines strong analytical skills with practical political experience. He is a former federal Labor Department official, New Mexico legislator, and mayor of Albuquerque, the USA's 32nd largest city. Rusk has consulted on urban policy in over 120 U.S. communities. Abroad, Rusk has lectured on urban problems in Canada, England, Germany, South Africa, and The Netherlands.