"Housing and Cities: Mastering New Challenges"
Sixth Annual Berkeley Conference on Housing and Urban Policy
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom keynoted the Sixth Annual Berkeley Conference on Housing and Urban Policy, held Friday, March 11th, 2005, in the Andersen Auditorium at the Haas School of Business on the Berkeley campus.
This annual conference attracted an audience of over 300 housing and community development professionals, government officials, advocates, faculty and students.
The conference featured speakers from the development, governmental, and nonprofit sectors discussing current housing and urban policy issues under the general theme "Housing and Cities: Mastering New Challenges." In addition to the keynote address by Mayor Newsom, conference panels examined housing and cities, the future of Section 8, and recent developments in fair housing and fair lending. Panels and presentations were conducted in facilitated roundtable fashion, affording ample opportunity for substantive exchange between speakers and audience members.
This annual conference honors the memory of Don Terner, a pioneer and innovator in providing housing, who led California's Department of Housing and Community Development and who was a major force in improving housing opportunities for all citizens.