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Community TrailBlazers

79 EpisodesProduced by Nan McKayWebsite

Housing and community development's evolvement rests on the shoulders of women and men who have played a strong role in developing affordable housing and communities throughout the country. Their stories provide a human historical perspective on our cities and the housing within our cities.

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Ep. 77 - A Legend of Building Cities and Parks: Leonard Zax

Leonard Zax is the CEO of the Hamilton Partnership, a nonprofit organization that led the effort to create the Paterson Great Falls National Park in his hometown of Paterson New Jersey. He has degrees in law and city planning from Harvard University and has worked for more than thirty years on community development projects across the country. In this episode, Leonard talks about his extensive role at HUD and his contribution to the preservation and revitalization of cities. Listen in to learn the importance of designing cities in a way that protects them from natural disasters like storms and hurricanes. You will also learn the importance of preserving new cities’ uniqueness across the country.

Takeaways:

  • Why you shouldn’t have a strategic plan for your life and instead allow its serendipity
  • Learn what it takes to develop large complex projects that can transform a city, neighborhood, or reservations

Having genuine hope to continue transforming our cities uniquely for today and the future

www.TrailBlazersImpact.com

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