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Saturday, April 6 • 10:30am - 11:50am
Saturday - Informing Neighborhood Change Strategies: Leveraging Theory and Data

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Moderator: Michelle Thompson (University of New Orleans)

  • Multiple Logics: Understanding Community Development and Neighborhood Revitalization in a "Theory of Action" Framework
    Laura Wolf-Powers (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Fixing Urban Neighborhoods: The Value of Systems Theory to Place-based Comprehensive Community Development Initiatives
    Maria Martinez-Cosio (University of Texas at Arlington)
  • When Silos Rule: Working on Housing Issues Using Cross-Agency Data on Vacancy and Delinquency
    David Bartelt (Temple University), Al Parker (The Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia)
  • Dudley and Hoffman Triangles: The Perfect Community-led Models for Neighborhood Planning
    Michelle Thompson (University of New Orleans)
  • Learning from our Neighbors: Partnering Students with Neighborhood Associations
    Nina Kasniunas (Goucher College)


David Bartelt

Temple University

Nina Kasniunas

Goucher College
Goucher College
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Maria Martinez-Cosio

Asst. Vice Provost Faculty Affairs, University of Texas - Arlington
I am interested in faculty development and student success. I am the PI of a $2.6M Department of Education Title V grant aimed at improving the success of transfer students, specifically those from underserved populations. My research is on private foundations engaged in comprehensive... Read More →

Michelle Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor, University of New Orleans
WhoData.org www.whodata.net
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Laura Wolf-Powers

Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
I am excited to be presenting a paper called "From Food Deserts to Wage Deserts," which traces the metaphor of the food desert to its origins by drawing on the literature on policy mobility, or “concepts on the move" and which then draws on the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household... Read More →


Al Parker

Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia


Michelle Thompson, PhD

Associate Professor, University of New Orleans
WhoData.org www.whodata.net

Saturday April 6, 2013 10:30am - 11:50am PDT
Fountain Room