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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 investment patterns.

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.

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