Discussing Resilience at the Federal Reserve

Selected from amongst 180 submissions, Joe Schilling, Maggie Cowell and Lauren Bulka presented a poster while attending the Federal Reserve System Community Development Research Conference, “Resilience & Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities: Research to Inform Policy and Practice,” hosted at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC from April 11-12, 2013. The conference brought together a range of researchers, practitioners and policymakers involved with the community development field to discuss collaborative strategies for working with and for low-income communities, as well as to highlight new evidence-base research ideas and data approaches.

FRB PosterThe poster presented, “Pursuing Adaptive Resilience: Building Institutional Capacity, Designing a Cohesive Policy Framework and Reclaiming Vacant Properties in Cleveland” sets forth a resilient policy system for reclaiming vacant properties.

The work draws on Schilling’s ten years of participatory research in part through the National Vacant Property Campaign.

Please see the FRB handout for more information.