Video/Audio: Advancing Regional Equity  --  2005 Conference Recordings



10:45 to 12:15 pm:

Monday, May 23, 2005
Workshop Series One:
The Context for Advancing Regional Equity 

Infrastructure: The Next Equity Frontier

Advocates increasingly recognize the importance of infrastructure decisions in regional development. Highway builders, agribusiness, and utility companies typically dominate public infrastructure decision-making, but community-based groups and coalitions are increasingly gaining influence in financing, planning, and regulatory policies for transportation, water, school facilities, telecommunications, parks, energy generation, and other arenas. This session explored how infrastructure decisions shape neighborhoods and metropolitan growth patterns and discussed efforts to ensure that low-income residents benefit from these public investments.



  • Scott Bernstein, President, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  • Robert Garcia, Executive Director and Counsel, Center for Law in the Public Interest
  • William Kennedy, Managing Attorney, Sacramento Office, Legal Services of Northern California


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