Events & Community Workshops

A mission of the IEDL is to create interstitial spaces where community leaders, public officials, academics, students, engaged citizenry can come together and learn together about inclusive economic development tools, policies and practices. Below you will find ways to engage with the IEDL through events and workshops. If something looks interesting, RSVP and join us! 

park street, Hartford: Case Study of a revitalization of a Latinx Commercial Corridor 

May 12, 2023 9-10am (ZOOM) RSVP below! The presentation will be in English with Spanish subtitles. 

IEDL Spring 2023 review

The IEDL Spring review is an annual breakfast forum showcasing the work of the IEDL over the Spring semester providing a snapshot of the CitySCOPE podcast interviews and student-city projects.  Monday, May 8th, 10:30-11:30am.

community Workshop co-design 

Over the past 5 years, we have developed a lot of research materials and deliverables.  We make these available on our website through videos, reports, policy briefs and podcast interviews.  However, we know that sometimes its easiest to walk through the materials through a guided conversation.  If you’d like to co-design a workshop to engage with the IEDL materials, reach out for a information consultation. Possible topics include: Anti-displacement strategies in the face of gentrification, Strategies and practices for community control in economic development, Supporting and scaling Black owned and led businesses, Models for rethinking community engagement, and more!

For an initial consultation, reach out to Kate Cooney at