Equitable Development Sessions

Transformative Equitable Development for Healthy Communities - Naming the Moment

Please join the Alliance for the launch of our Transformative Equitable Development Series:

Transformative Equitable Development series: Naming the Moment (register)
Monday, February 29; 1 - 3 p.m. 
Rondo Outreach Library
461 N Dale St. 
St. Paul, MN


  • Dr. Bruce Corrie, Concordia University Associate Vice President of University Relations and Professor of Economics

The Twin Cities region is experiencing another building boom.  Billions of dollars are being invested in public and private infrastructure projects while community members ponder the long term impacts of this growth. If built with equity in mind, these developments - which include public transportation, sports stadiums, housing, government buildings, commercial nodes and small business enterprises – can be leveraged to anchor healthy outcomes in low wealth communities and communities of color. Combined with the existing local assets and expertise in communities, these developments could generate long term benefits and economic opportunity.

In order to realize equitable gains and ensure that urban developments yield tangible community benefit, we need to have a better understanding of the history of disinvestment that has led to our current, pervasive racial and economic disparities. What are the policy decisions that have created our longstanding gaps in homeownership, employment, health, education, and personal income? What are the development practices that have siloed low wealth communities and communities of color and locked them out of opportunities to thrive? And how will our actions in this current moment change these institutional practices so that we can secure better outcomes for low wealth communities and communities of color?

Join the Alliance for the first session in our Transformative Equitable Development series where we will explore these themes. Be a part of the conversation to learn about the opportunities that exist to ensure that public and private investments create wealth and healthy outcomes in communities across the Twin Cities. 

Please register so that we know you are coming. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Naming the Moment
Monday, February 29

Grounded in Place
Monday, March 28

Community-Driven, Cross Sector Collaborations
Monday, April 25

Inclusive Hiring, Contracting and Procurement Practices
Monday, May 23

Community Ownership Models – Promoting Local Ownership
Monday, June 27

Community Ownership Models – Cultural Corridors and Enterprises
Monday, July 25

Tools: Leveraging and Measuring Equitable Development
Monday, August 22

Equitable Development and Policy Change
Monday, September 26

Alliance for Metropolitan Stability
2525 E Franklin Ave, Ste 200
Minneapolis, MN 55406