|From:||Catalina Garzón <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Jul 1999 10:52:06 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Re: CDC and resident capacity building program|
The Urban Habitat Program, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, has developed a training curriculum for its Leadership Institute for Sustainable Communities entitled "Taking on the Region: Land, Race, and Communities," which looks at land use development patterns in the context of institutionalized discrimination and proactive, community-based strategies to urban revitalization. UHP's Community Revitalization & Land Restoration Project (formerly known as the Brownfields Project) has taken the lead in shaping the brownfields redevelopment content of many of the sessions, which are taught through participatory & interactive learning techniques. This year's participants in the training are a diverse group of community developers, leaders, organizers, and environmental justice activists representing a broad range of ages, ethnicities, & community groups (including CDCs, social service provider nonprofits, & direct action organizing-oriented groups) throughout the Bay Area region. UHP has also developed a more brownfields-specific, abbreviated 6-week training series geared towards young professionals through its Bay Area Communities Initiative (BACI) summer internship program. BACI places diverse college-age youth & recent graduates in full-time internships with community-based organizations & nonprofits conducting brownfields redevelopment work in the Bay Area. This training series is meant to be an introductory training to many brownfields- & land-use related concepts, whereas the Leadership Institute training curriculum is tailored to more advanced & experienced participants in the field. To accompany the trainings, UHP has recently published a 100-pg "Community Guide to Brownfields Redevelopment in the Bay Area," an introductory handbook that introduces community readers to brownfields stakeholders, the stages of the development process, and an environmental justice, community-oriented framework & analysis to the underlying forces that contribute to the creation & persistence of brownfields in urban communities. The guide is available from UHP for $20 + $3 shipping & handling. To order the Guide or for further info about the BACI brownfields community leadership training curriculum, please contact Catalina Garzón, Community Revitalization & Land Restoration Project Associate, at (415) 561-3328, or email email@example.com For more info on the Leadership Institute for Sustainable Communities, contact Julie Quiroz, Education Director, at (415) 561-3331, or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about UHP's brownfields-related technical assistance, policy advocacy, & capacity-building work, contact Torri Estrada, Community Revitalization & Land Restoration Project Coordinator, at (415) 561-3336, or email email@example.com.
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