The Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund (HNEF) team attended the first regional LOCUS leadership summit in Boston on March 11, 2015. LOCUS, Latin for “place,” is a national coalition of real estate developers and investors who know that transportation drives development and who advocate for sustainable, walkable urban development in our metropolitan areas. LOCUS is a program of Smart Growth America.
At the conference, LOCUS President Chris Leinberger unveiled WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Boston, a new research study about development trends in greater Boston and the growing market demand for walkable urban neighborhoods. The conference was a great opportunity for the HNEF team to meet with developers, financiers, and foundations and to get the word out about the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.
Other panels included discussions about “Bridging the Gap between Affordability and Profitability,” “The Future of Infrastructure Development: Cutting Edge Solutions for the Region and the U.S.,” “Turning Local Practice into State and Federal Policy,” and “Re-imagining Communities and Revitalization.”
For more information about this informative and galvanizing event, visit http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/2015/03/25/first-regional-locus-leadership-summit-brings-deals-and-groundbreaking-research-to-new-england.