Brian Hurd, Technical Assistance Project Manager at Rise, will be presenting “Community Development Corporations: Intermediaries Supporting Community Building and Community Interests”, Thursday October 16th at the 2014 Missouri American Planning Association State Conference. The conference is Wednesday October 15 – Friday October 17, 2014 at the Westin Hotel in downtown St. Louis next to Busch Stadium. The theme is Building Sustainable Communities. Sustainable communities are commonly defined as places that have a variety of housing and transportation choices, with destinations close to home. The goal of a sustainable community is to lower transportation costs, reduce air pollution and stormwater runoff, decrease infrastructure costs, preserve historic properties and sensitive lands, save people time in traffic, be more economically resilient and meet market demand for different types of housing at different price points. For more information on the conference click here.