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Mayor Joins Brookings Forum in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday December 16, 2009

Roundtable discussion to focus on sustainable communities

Mayor Jerry Abramson is participating in a federal, interagency roundtable discussion hosted by the respected public policy think-tank, the Brookings Institution.

Abramson will head to the nation’s capital on Wednesday, December 16th for the event held at the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nearly 20 experts nationwide were invited, and Abramson is the only mayor on the panel.

The discussion will focus on how agencies can work together to form sustainable communities by fostering affordable housing and economic growth, all while working to align policy and funding to support that development.

“I look forward to sharing our approach to breaking down the traditional urban and suburban borders and how that regional attitude has helped our city grow,” said Abramson, who is slated to lead the discussion on integrated regional planning.

Federal agency staff from the Departments of Housing, Transportation, Environment, Agriculture, Energy and Interior, as well as other White House staff will also be in attendance.

Abramson will return to Louisville Wednesday evening.