Renaissance is pleased to be participating as a speaker at this years APA North Carolina conference. This years conference is in Asheville and is focused on the theme Places Shape Plans - Plans Shape Places. Renaissance's Alan Steinbeck, AICP and Caroline Dwyer, AICP, along with John Morck of the City of Wilson, will be presenting a session on Wednesday September 13th titled “Transforming Distressed Public Housing Through the HUD Choice Neighborhoods Program.”
The session is scheduled for Wednesday September 14th at 9am and includes an in-depth case studies on two North Carolina neighborhoods. Renaissance will be presenting on the work we recently completed with the City of Winston-Salem to transform a distressed public housing neighborhood, Cleveland Avenue, with help from the HUD's Choice Neighborhoods Program. We helped the city complete a HUD sponsored Neighborhood Transformation Plan and also submitted a followup implementation grant on their behalf this past June. The community-based approach relied heavily on resident engagement and capacity building.
We are also sponsoring the diversity mixer this year, which will be held on Thursday evening. More info can be found here.