Demo Night is a monthly meetup for people interested in democracy and public engagement to share tools and insights, showcase projects, and to collaborate.
Demo Night takes place every third Thursday of the month from 6pm to 8pm. Each meetup begins with an interactive presentation relevant to current public engagement in the Chicago area. The second part of Demo Night is dedicated to "open-space" breakout groups, which are co-learning and co-working groups created and led by attendees.
This meetup is for anyone who designs, hosts, facilitates, researches, benefits from or is interested in processes intended to engage the public to inform or directly influence the decisions of government and elected officials.
NEXT MEET UP
November 17th, 2016
Developing an Equitable Approach to Transit-Oriented Development
An important element of urban social and economic revitalization has been the success of Transit-Oriented Developments (TODs). These projects feature convenient, pedestrian-friendly “transit hubs,” offering access to multi-modal public transportation options.
However, the success of TODs has not occurred without drawbacks—neighborhoods that experience the hoped for turn-around also experience the exodus of low and moderate income residents who can no longer afford to remain in the community.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has developed an interactive tool called the Equitable TOD (eTOD) Social Impact Calculator which allows users to examine and quantify the financial, social, and environmental benefits of eTOD projects in Cook County. Whether you’re a developer in the midst of the predevelopment process or an advocate for affordable housing or social services, the data this tool provides can help you make the case for eTOD in your community.
CNT’s Jacky Grimshaw and Elyse Fischground will provide an overview of the eTOD Social Impact Calculator. Grimsahw is Vice President for Policy and has been with the CNT team since 1992. During her tenure, she has developed CNT’s capacity to engage in public policy advocacy and transportation planning, transportation research, environmental justice, public participation tool development, GIS mapping, community economic development and air quality.