Communities face challenges and opportunities for action on many issues that transcend local boundaries and can often be effectively addressed through a regional approach. Regional planning can facilitate collaboration among local governments and foster cross-sector approaches to regional challenges. Regional planning encourages equitable economic growth and sustainable development. HUD has shown its support for regional and multidimensional planning with implementation planning grants issued in 2010 and 2011 though the Office of Economic Resilience. Hear the compelling case for using regional approaches to address many of the pressing problems and threats confronting communities at PD&R’s upcoming Quarterly Update on October 1st.

Event details:

  • Hear the latest on the U.S. housing markets;
  • Learn what communities have accomplished by adopting a regional approach to planning; and
  • Ask knowledgeable researchers and practitioners about the difficult issues surrounding regional planning.


  • Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, Moderator
  • Karen Chapple, Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • Grace Gallucci, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency
  • Ben Bakkenta, Program Manager, Puget Sound Regional Council

We also invite you to participate in the event via social media by following @HUDUSERnews and @PDRevents. We'll be tagging our updates with #PDRUpdate.


Additional Information

Thursday, October 1, 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brooke-Mondale Auditorium
HUD Headquarters

Registration is closed.


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