In metropolitan Chicago, since 2009, three clusters of suburbs have been pioneering a groundbreaking, collaborative approach to planning, housing, and economic development, known as interjurisdictional collaboration. These communities have worked together to advance jointly agreed upon reinvestment strategies, building local capacity while attracting more than $35 million in public and private sector investment. Their work has demonstrated the promise of this burgeoning model as an efficient, cost-effective, and effective approach to development.
At this roundtable, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Metropolitan Planning Council will release a new paper that identifies policy reforms and best practices needed to support the success of these pioneers, and to make it easier for this model to be replicated. The paper responds to questions posed by a report on these three clusters, issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in November 2011, and makes recommendations for a range of partners.
At the event, Robin Snyderman, non-resident senior fellow, Brookings, and principal, BRicK Partners, LLC, will moderate a panel discussion among local community leaders and national experts in community development, about the paper’s recommendations and the future of interjurisdictional collaboration for housing and community development.
Panelists will include: David Bennett, executive director, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus; Herman Brewer, bureau chief, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development; Elizabeth Kneebone, fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution; Matthew R. Reilein, senior vice president, New Markets Tax Credit Group, JPMorgan Chase, and a member of MPC’s Board of Governors.