Working for Smart Growth:
More Livable Places and Open Spaces



Understanding Tax Credits: What Do They Mean in 2018?

June 12, 2018 9:30 amtoJune 13, 2018 4:30 pm

New Jersey Redevelopment Authority Redevelopment Training Institute

With decreasing funds available for neighborhood revitalization, it has become even more competitive to access capital for redevelopment. Still, millions of dollars are available each year to assist municipalities and developers to redevelop their cities and towns using federal and state tax credit programs. This workshop has been constructed to demonstrate the practical details about how to competitively qualify and access the various tax credit programs – New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), Historic Preservation Tax Credits (HTC) and others, for real estate rehabilitation and developmentThe workshop will be led by industry experts and consultants. This session will answer the what, when, where, who and how; and demonstrate hypothetical case studies illustrating how the specific tax credit programs can be used to stimulate private investment.

Location: Thomas Edison State University, 111 West State St., Trenton NJ

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June 12, 2018
9:30 amto12:30 pm

Creative placemaking workshop with National Consortium for Creative Placemaking


Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP

Taking stock of your existing assets and opportunities can help you do more cost-effective creative placemaking. You will learn how to read a community for ‘hidden’ creative assets and opportunity sites. You will also learn how to engage stakeholders in crowd mapping and how to build better creative placemaking strategies from your maps.

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington

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Creative Assets Inventories

June 12, 2018
1:30 pmto4:00 pm

Workshop with National Consortium for Creative Placemaking

Creative Assets Inventories

Instructor: Leonardo Vazquez, AICP

What you should do as a creative placemaker depends a lot on what is available in your community. Creative assets inventories help you get a better sense of resources and opportunities to achieve lasting benefits. Specifically, you will learn:

*How to assess creative and cultural organizations in a community

*To develop more effective surveys for creative placemaking

*Tools for measuring local and regional creative economies

*Effective ways to share information to convince and persuade key audiences

Location: ArtPride NJ Foundation, 432 High Street, Burlington NJ

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