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Born: October 6, 1950;
Specialized in housing and community development.
Specialized in urban and regional theory; organizational theory; and housing
Management: Broad responsibilities for managing innovative public,
non-profit, and philanthropic institutions involved in economic development,
housing, and community development.
Teaching: Introduction to planning; management and organizations;
field and studio courses; and urban and regional theory. Supervised
master’s theses and internships.
Research: Researched many urban issues in the areas of economic
development, housing investment feasibility, impact analysis,
neighborhood development, industry movement, local labor markets,
and development decision-making. Competent with quantitative,
qualitative, historical, and policy analysis methods.
Director, Family Economic Success, Annie. E. Casey Foundation. Responsible
for new unit that oversees workforce development, income and tax credit
supports, and consumer financial services. Annual budget is $12-15 million.
January 2002 - Present
Senior Associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation. Responsible for designing
and implementing the foundation’s $30 million multi-site Jobs Initiative,
managing economic opportunity portfolio of grants, and managing five sites of
the Making Connections family and community building initiative. December
1993 – December 2001.
Executive Director/Executive Vice President, Southeast Community
Organization/Southeast Development, Inc. (SECO/SDI). Director
of nationally-known community development agency that implements
adult literacy, affordable housing, economic development and community
planning initiatives in southeast
Consultant, Worked under contract with the Connecticut Council on
Effective Government (CGEG) to provide technical assistance to the City
neighborhood development. January 1993 – August 1993.
Consultant, Organized study trip sponsored by U.S.I.A. to observe and evaluate
the projects of the Village Development in
that promotes community-based development in small towns and villages.
Improvement . Worked on research team to evaluate the Fund for Community
Development (FCD) initiative of the MacArthur Foundation.
Lecturer, Department of Government,
Lecturer, Institute for Urban Studies,
Park. “City and Regional Economic Development Planning” (60 students).
Spring 1989 – 1990. “Social and Behavioral Dimensions of the City.”
(60 students) 1989-1990.
Lecturer, Management and Community development Institute,
“Community Development Process.” 1989-1992.
Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic Development, City of
Managed commissioner’s staff for policy analysis, public information and research and
demonstration projects. Coordinated external research contracts, evaluation research and demonstrations, such as business incubators, early warning system, and resource recycling. 1984 – August 1987.
Executive Director, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation. Managed
non-profit neighborhood development organization; twenty person staff; real
estate development; employment training; housing counseling; fundraising; and
community participation. 1976-1980.
Teaching Assistant, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University.
Introduction to Planning, Municipal Administration, Economic Development Workshop,
and Spatial Analysis. Coordinated production of bibliography on innovative municipal
evaluations, and newsletter for this coalition of non-profit housing development
labor market study funded by the Department of Labor. 1978-1979.
Intern, South Shore Bank,
large rental properties on neighborhood disinvestments process. 1976.
Workforce Intermediaries for the 21st Century. (Ed.)
University Press. (2004).
Workforce Development Politics: Civic Capacity and Performance.
University Press. (2004).
“Workforce Intermediaries: Partnerships for the Future.” Economic Development
Quarterly Vol 17 No. 3, (August 2003)
“Getting Results: Outcome Management and The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Jobs Initiative,” Innovating, Vol.8, No.1 (2001): 215-219.
“Learning From the Field: Economic Growth and Workforce Development in
the 1990s.” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 4 (November 2000)
“Adapting Rowhomes for Aging in Place: The Story of Baltimore’s “Our Idea
House.” Journal of Housing for the Elderly, Vol. 13, No. 1 / 2, (1999): 3-18.
(with Jo Fisher).
“Jobs, Equity, and the Mayoral Administration of Harold Washington in
(1983-87),” Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1 (1999): 120-146. (with Kari
Jobs and Economic Development: Strategies and Practices. (Ed). Thousand
Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, (1998)
“Jobs, Wealth, or Place: The Faces of Community Economic Development,” Journal of Community Practice, Vol. 5, No. 1 / 2 (1998): 11-27.
“Making Connections: Job Opportunities and Low-Income Communities.”
1997 Entrepreneurial Economy Review.
“Commentary on “Can Economic Development Programs be Evaluated.”
In: Dilemmas of Urban Economic Development. (Eds). Richard D. Bingham and Robert Mier.
“Equity Development in
Development Quarterly, Vol. 19, No.3 (August 1996): 201-216.
(with Wim Wiewel)
“Social Justice and Neighborhood Revitalization in
Philip Starr. Lawrence, KA.:
“Mobilizing Civic Infrastructure: Foundation Supported Job Creation,” National
Civic Review, (Summer-Fall 1995): 196-209.
“Social Investment in Jobs: Foundation Perspectives on Targeted Economic
Development,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol.9 No.3 (August 1995): 279-289.
“Cooperative Leadership for Community Problem Solving,” In: Social Justice and Local Economic Development, by Robert Mier, with Robert Giloth and Kari Moe. Sage Publications:
“The Economic Development of Localities and Neighborhoods.” In: Economic Development in the
“From Cannery Row to Gold Coast in
“Stalking Local Economic Development Benefits: A Review of the Evaluation Issues,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol.6, No.1 (February 1992): 80-90.
“Making Policy With Communities: The Research and Development Division of the Department of Economic Development,” In: Harold Washington and the Neighborhoods:
“Designing Economic Development Incentives: The Case of Industrial Development Bonds in
No. 2/3 (Spring/Summer 1991): 161-171.
“Beyond Common Sense: The
Vol. 4, No. 4 (February 1990): 290-297.
“Spatial Change and Social Justice,” In: Spatial Variations: Community, Politics and Industry in Postwar
“Community Economic Development: Strategies and Practices of the 1980s,” Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 2, No. 4 (November 1988): 343-350.
“Where Downtown Meets Neighborhood: Industrial Displacement in
“The Social Organizations of a Land-Based Elite: The Case of the Failed Chicago1992 World’s Fair,” Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 9, No. 4
(Winter 1987) (with A. Shlay): 205-324.
“How to Fight Plant Closings,” Social Policy, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Winter 1987) (with
“Playskool and Democratic Populism,” Cities: An International Quarterly of Urban Policy Vol.3, No. 1 (March 1986) (with R. Mier): 72-74
“Hispanic Employment Opportunities: A Case for Internal Labor Markets and “Weak-Tied Social Networks,” Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2
(June 1985) (with R. Mier): 296-309.
“Organizing for Neighborhood Development,” Social Policy, Vol.15, No.3 (Winter 1985): 37-42.
“Whose World Moves 1992 Fair?” Neighborhood Works, Vol.7, No.5
(May 1984) (with A. Shlay): 18-20
“Charting Private Interests and Public Issues,” Neighborhood Works,
Vol. 7, No. 6 (June 1984) (with A. Shlay): 10-14.
“Gambling on World’s Fairs: Who Plays and Who Pays,” Neighborhood
Works, Vol.7, No.8 (August 1984) (with A. Shlay): 5-8.
“Working the Planning Field.” Planning Theory Newsletter (1994).
“Gambling for Growth: The Short Life of Chicago’s 1992 World’s Fair,”
In: The Festivalisation of Cities. (Ed.) Walter Siebel.
(1994) (with Anne Shlay).
Various articles for Neighborhood Works,
Doctoral Dissertation, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell
University (January 1989)
“Lifting All Boats: Community Economic Development in the 1990s.”
Assembly, Center for Urban Affairs,
“Voice and Agenda: Community Planning in
Unpublished, September 1996.
“Reinventing CDCs: Twenty-five Years of Community Development in
“Mapping Social Interventions: Theory of Change and the Jobs Initiative.”
CRA and the Public Sector: The Baltimore and
1985-1990.” Unpublished, 1994. (with Pat Wright).
Choices Ahead: CDCs and Real Estate Production in
James Tickell and Patricia Wright ). Requested by The MacArthur Foundation.
“Community Resources and Leaders” In: School-Community Cookbook,
(Ed). Carl Hyman, The Fund for Educational Excellence,
A Statement of
Development Inc., (October 1989) (with John Papagni).
Waterfront Development: Impacts on Hosing Affordability in
Making Neighborhood Jobs and Businesses: A Plan for Baltimore’s Community Development Bank,
Business Loss or Balanced Growth: Industrial Displacement in
Department of Economic Development, City of
(with D. Ducharme and L. McCormick).
Neighborhood Development: Working Together for
(with J. Capraro and A. Ditton).
Research for Action: Property Research in
(with J. Meima and P. Wright).
An Annotated Bibliography of
Community Business Spinoffs, Center for Urban Economic Development,
A Study of the Feasibility of Forming a Construction Company for the Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, Center for Urban Economic Development,
Pilsen Housing Needs and the Design Study, Eighteenth Street Development Corporation, 1979. (with R. Mier and T. Amato).
Hispanic Employment Opportunities, School of Urban Sciences,
Oral Histories of Hispanic Unionists,
City Reports with Major Responsibilities
Building on the Basics: The Final Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Steel
and Southeast Chicago, City of
Cooperation of Survival: The Final Report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Chicago’s Apparel Industry, City of
Regular book review for Neighborhood Works (50 reviews; 1981-1996)
On Democracy, by Joshua Cohen and Joel Rogers, URPE Review, Vol. 17,
Nos.1 and 2 (Winter 1985): 269-270.
Livable Cities, by Robert Cassidy, Journal of Community Action, Vol.1, No.2 (January 1982): 33-35
Self Help in Urban
(April 1981): 26-27
“The Future of the Jobs Initiative.”
“Workforce Development and the Jobs Initiative.” Community Employment
Program Annual Meeting.
“Getting Outcomes.” New Deal Task Force,
“Equity Planning and the Career of Robert Mier.” Association of Collegiate
Schools of Planning Conference.
“Independent Living by Home Modification.” Presented at Housing Institute of the National Association on Aging,
“Joint Problem-Solving in
“Playskool: A Model of Non-Fiscal Development,” presented at NAHRO Conference, Chicago (October 1986).
“Community Business Spinoffs,” presented at Hull House Conference on Community Ventures,