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2012 Speaker Series - October 24, 2012

Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 

First Floor Media Room, County Administration Building (CAB), 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


Integrating Housing and Transportation

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CM: 1.5 hours
Event Description:

2012logoThe Prince George's County Planning Department is hosting its third year of the speaker series, which is based on the six key topics generated from Envision Prince George's . Please join us for relevant discussions on various topics pertaining to our County, State and Region. Read more .

Overview of Discussion:

Housing is the single largest budget item for most American households, with transportation costs a close second; the idea of affordable housing takes on a whole new perspective when the costs are combined. Too often families “drive till they qualify” for affordable housing without recognizing what impact related transportation costs will have on their budgets. Without understanding the impact, some moderate- and low-income households may end up with transportation costs that exceed their housing costs. This session will explore these costs and provide tools to help planners and decision makers improve community development and investment decisions.

Speaker Biography:
Noreen Beatley is Manhattan Strategy Group’s project director for the HUD Housing and Transportation Affordability (HTA) Initiative. She has worked on sustainable community issues such as affordable housing, economic development, workforce development, and green building for more than fifteen years. As a policy and program consultant, she works with clients ranging from nonprofits and foundations to state agencies, helping develop strategies to promote sustainable community development practices and policies. She has developed policy primers for national funders; case studies on the benefits of green, healthy housing; briefs on greening workforce development, and contributed to numerous publications on smart growth and affordable housing. Ms. Beatley is the former director of state and local policy for Enterprise Community Partners, where she engaged community development organizations in policy development and advocacy and worked nationally to build their capacity and influence in policy development. She has served on numerous boards and steering committees, including the National Neighborhood Coalition, Reality Check Plus Maryland, and the National Vacant Properties Campaign and participated in numerous state and national green building, smart growth, and community development working groups. Ms. Beatley has worked to develop nonprofit housing and in the investments field. She holds a master’s degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas and received bachelor of arts degrees in urban development and political science from the University of Rhode Island. 


E. Fatimah Hasan, AICP, Planner Coordinator;
Hyojung K. Garland, LEED AP & ED+C, Senior Planner

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