Fannie Mae Foundation's James Carr Visits
Berkeley, October 6, 2000
James H. Carr, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Research, and
Technology at the Fannie Mae Foundation
in Washington, D.C., presented an informal seminar at 12:00 noon, Friday, October 6, 2000,
at the Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Avenue, on the UC Berkeley
campus. Carr's appearance was sponsored by the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban
Policy as part of its 2000-2001 seminar series on important topics in the field.
Mr. Carr discussed "The Market Power of Emerging
Communities" and the ways which this power might be harnessed to increase housing
opportunities. His talk addressed the threat of predatory lending practices in the inner
city and policy prospects for progressive banking reform. He described a model of
cyclical neighborhood revitalization processes and critiqued current public and private
The Fannie Mae Foundation seeks to create affordable housing
opportunities through innovative partnerships and initiatives that build healthy, vibrant
communities across the United States.
Mr. Carr's appearance was the first of three such lunchtime seminars
being sponsored this academic year by the Berkeley Program on Housing and Urban
Policy. Carol Galante, President and CEO of BRIDGE Housing Corporation in San
Francisco, will visit campus on Friday, November 17, 2000, and Lawrence Gotlieb, Vice
President for Government and Legal Affairs at the Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation in
Los Angeles, will appear on February 23, 2001.