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$50,000,000 for a Tiny Pittsburgh Community: Fred Brown Speaks

Fred Brown makes employment & training programs (energy auditing, industrial jobs, etc) for low-income residents in Larimer and elsewhere as Associate Director of Program Development at Larimer's Kingsley Association, while training for Transition US & travelling nationally alongside fellow Transition Trainer Tina Clarke.

We'll hear about his experiences in Larimer, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere in his prepared comments; that'll be about or under an hour, and even then we'll have plenty of time for QA & discussion afterwards. :)

TransitionPGH presents part of its 2013 Spring Resilience Speaker Series:


Why a Tiny Pittsburgh Neighborhood Might Get $50,000,000:

Larimer's residents believe business can once again thrive here. Community gardens sprout where gangs reigned. Resident teams clean & prepare 750 vacant properties piece by piece for new businesses & new families. Federal & local grants could accelerate this. A few have seen this community-led transformation up close in board rooms and in streets, and they're going to share their experience with us.

Pat Clark and his consulting firm Jackson/Clark Partners plan the whole process, guiding Larimer from planning to grant-getting to dirt-digging, pulling politicians, nonprofits, and business with it.
http://www.jacksonclark.net/
February 25, 2013, 12pm
CMU, Hamburg Hall 236

Fred Brown, Associate Director of Program Development at Larimer's Kingsley Association, builds green & industrial workforce programs, and trains leaders nationwide, with TransitionUS & more.
http://kingsleyassociation.org/about/staff/
March 20, 2013, 7pm
Pitt, William Pitt Union, Dining Room A

TransitionPGH: Social entrepreneurship speakers & networking events are steps towards the relocalized, fossil-fuel-less economies Transition builds globally. Get connected in PGH!
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  • Justin T.

    Learned this: Fred made it a policy to privately & publicly call out community members, businesses, and nonprofits that weren’t being accountable or transparent to the community, and it worked, he says—wounds it created healed and made the community stronger, less vulnerable to outside influence. There was more in the talk about community organizing strategy, and a good broad overview of the Larimer plan and the players involved. That said, we didn’t really draw a crowd from the student audience, and I realize now that having multiple student clubs cosponsor doesn’t guarantee they’ll come… Doing the talk at Heinz Public Policy school worked very well for that, however, and I think it may be where we do this again, in the future.

    March 21, 2013

  • Justin T.

    Well, we're gearing up for tonight--I'm excited :)

    March 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hosting an event same night.

    March 7, 2013

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