New Webinar: Equitable Development: Putting it into Place (Equitable Development Training Part 2)


Webinar Title: Equitable Development: Putting it into Place

Webinar Date/Time: May 20, 2019 at 2pm Eastern, 11am Pacific


This webinar builds on the first part of the training, Equitable Development: Back to Basics. Watch a recording of that training here.

About the Webinar

How do you go from a foundation of knowledge to a culture of action? This training will take the “what” of equitable development and address the “how.” The panel will share their own experiences in equitable development planning and share lessons, resources, and practices for you to get started on the path.

This training builds on our first episode “Back to Basics” and assumes some knowledge of equitable development. Check out the resources, including new video, from 11th Street Bridge Park here.

About the Panel

Mary Bogle is a principal research associate in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on policies and place-based interventions that help low-income parents surmount the economic, equity, and mental health challenges that often interfere with their efforts to create healthy, productive, and protective environments for their children. She is the lead author for the first report in this series: Equitable Development Planning and Urban Park Space: Early Insights from DC’s 11th Street Bridge Park Project.

Don Edwards, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Justice and Sustainability Associates. Donis considered one of the most deft mediators and civic engagement designers working today in the field of land use and development by international, federal, regional, state and local planning, transportation, parks and economic development agencies, corporations, universities, foundations and community-based organizations.

A 25 year resident of DC, Don designed and facilitated most of its most complex development projects, including the Strategic Neighborhood Planning Initiative, the Anacostia Waterfront Transportation studies, DC’s Transit Alternatives Analysis, the city-wide site evaluation and eventual master planning of the National’s Baseball Park site and neighborhood, the four-year long assessment and revision of the District of Columbia’s Comprehensive Plan and the assessment of the DC Zoning Code’s technical and legal infrastructure as well as its revision. In 2012, Don mediated Georgetown University’s 2012 Campus Plan agreement ending three decades of town-gown conflict.

Civic engagement projects of national significance that Don Edwards has designed and managed include the District’s Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, the African Burial Ground National Monument in Lower Manhattan, the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, and the Detroit Works Project. Edwards currently manages the civic engagement programs of the DC’s $360 million replacement of the 11th Street Bridges and the H St/Benning Rd line of DC StreetCar.

As the executive director of the Panos Institute-Americas, he developed programs promoting environmental justice and sustainable development to NGOs and environmental media throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America. That year, he also cofounded the U.S. Citizens Network for the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He subsequently represented the “CitNet” as a member of the U.S. delegation to the “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro.

Don lead U.S. civil society organizing for the UN International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the 2nd UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat 2). At the same time, Don served as chair of the Environmental Justice Working Group of the Sustainable Communities Task Force of the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

Don served as a member of the Sustainability External Advisory Council (SEAC) of The Dow Chemical Company for 10 years. He helped grow the practice of deliberative democracy as a senior associate of AmericaSpeaks. He also serves on the boards of Casey Trees, Casey Trees Farm and EcoDistricts. He is a member of the African Atlantic Research Team (AART) at Michigan State University.

Scott Kratz, Director, 11th Street Bridge Park For the last five years, Scott  has been working with the Ward 8 based non-profit Building Bridges Across the River and the Washington D.C. city government to transform an old freeway bridge into a park above the Anacostia River. The old 11th Street Bridges that connect Capitol Hill with communities east of the river have reached the end of their lifespan,  Scott is working with the community to use the base of one of the bridges to create a one of a kind civic space supporting active recreation, environmental education and the arts.

Scott is a resident of Barrack’s Row and has lived in Washington D.C. for the last 11+ years. He has worked in the education field for twenty+ years and began his career teaching at Kidspace, a children’s museum in Pasadena, California and later as the Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of the American West at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA. While at the Autry, he supervised a staff that planned and implemented programs including theater, film, music, festivals, family programs, lecture series, and academic symposia. Most recently, he was the Vice President for Education at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Scott is honored to serve on the board of the Anacostia Coordinating Council and the United Planning Organization.