Metro's Regional Snapshot Speaker Series and Equitable Housing Initiative welcome Tony Pickett, vice president of master site development at Denver’s Urban Land Conservancy.
Pickett has been the driving force behind some of the nation’s most innovative and successful efforts in equitable development and affordable housing. As executive director of the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative, he led efforts to create equitable development along the $2.8 billion Atlanta Beltline, targeting the creation of 5,600 affordable housing units over a 25-year period, in order to mitigate potential displacement and gentrification impacts in existing underserved communities along a 22-mile transit corridor. He continuea his resourceful, collaborative approach to site development in Denver with the Urban Land Conservancy, which acquires, develops, and preserves community real estate assets in urban areas for community needs such as schools and affordable housing.
Pickett is a champion for collaborative efforts to redevelop urban areas, creating increased value and inclusion for both existing and new residents with a superior quality of life. On March 17th, he will share experiences from his lauded 25-year career and his approach to creative placemaking and community partnerships – and how we could adopt his strategies to develop equitable transit-oriented development and housing options here in the Portland metropolitan area.
Regional Snapshots: Housing affordability
How much it costs to live in greater Portland -- and who pays the price.
Equitable Housing Initiative
Metro is working with partners to find opportunities for innovative approaches and policies that result in more people being able to find a home that meets their needs and income levels.