Community Development Events


April 29, 2019

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Expert Insights on Inclusionary Zoning

Join elected officials, city planners, housing developers and researchers, and nonprofit housing practitioners from across Minnesota at this workshop presented by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the Family Housing Fund.

April 29, 2019
8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8:30, program at 9:00, lunch from 12:00 to 1:00)
At the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
90 Hennepin Avenue, Downtown Minneapolis


This event is designed for jurisdictions across the full spectrum of inclusionary zoning knowledge and experience, ranging from cities that have an inclusionary zoning policy in place to those that are considering whether this policy approach is the right fit.

Attendees will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of inclusionary zoning programs in the U.S. and their effectiveness;
  • Discuss approaches and considerations for program implementation, policy design, and impact measurement;
  • Identify key next steps that planners and elected officials can take to align priorities; and
  • Explore opportunities for multi-jurisdictional or regional collaboration.

Featured speakers:

Jenny Schuetz, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Heather Schwartz, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Anthony Simpkins, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Housing Bureau, City of Chicago Department of Planning and Development

Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis


This event is at capacity and registration is now closed. For information about the workshop, contact Jackie Gausvik; for media inquiries, contact Alyssa Augustine.


Washington, D.C.

May 9–10, 2019

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Register now! Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference: Renewing the Promise of the Middle Class
May 9–10, 2019, in Washington, D.C.


The Federal Reserve System’s eleventh biennial Community Development Research Conference will explore ways to strengthen and widen paths to the middle class. The decade since the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession has seen a marked change in the ways to achieve and maintain a middle class life. For many Americans, the traditional paths—attending college, buying a home, and saving for retirement—may now be out of reach or may never have been enough to guarantee financial security.

The conference will explore the latest research on ways to renew the promise of the middle class including:

  • Emerging trends in education, labor practices, entrepreneurship, housing, credit, wealth, indebtedness, and other developments affecting the middle class;
  • Policy innovations and legacies that either encourage or discourage the creation of an inclusive middle class; and
  • Actions by individuals and institutions, including governments, financial institutions, community groups, businesses, and nonprofits, to create new and enduring paths to the middle class.

Reserve your spot now! View event details and register here.


Highlighted Past Events


Investing in America's Workforce Capstone Conference (October 2017)

Tenth Biennial Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference (March 2017)

Minnesota Healthy Communities Conference (November 2014)