Oct. 20th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST
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EcoDistricts’ fall Webinar Wednesday series is continuing and we’re pleased to be joined by Cindy Wu, Executive Director of LISC Bay Area for a conversation on the evolution of San Francisco’s Chinatown Oct. 20th at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. Cindy is the former Deputy Director for Chinatown Community Development Center, and helped develop and lead their Sustainable Chinatown initiative to preserve and restore one of the country’s most vibrant and culturally significant communities through the lens of sustainability, resiliency, and cultural preservation. Cindy will reflect on how her work at Chinatown CDC to carefully balance resiliency and green infrastructure while protecting and enhancing the community’s heritage and autonomy, and how her time at Chinatown CDC informs her community development work today throughout the Bay Area.
Cindy Wu is the executive director of LISC Bay Area where she leads a local team to facilitate the creation of community-centered agendas in the areas of affordable housing, local economic development, and family financial stability in underinvested communities in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining LISC, Cindy was the Deputy Director and Community Planning Director for Chinatown Community Development Center for over 10 years, helping to guide the organization through rapid growth from 1,700 to 3,000 units of housing and stewarding more than $45 million in neighborhood capital improvements. Cindy is equal parts grassroots activist and pragmatic problem-solver, guided by a deep commitment to community engagement and decision-making by residents to determine the fate of their neighborhoods. Cindy has also been a member of the San Francisco Planning Commission, including a term serving as its president, and holds a Masters in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley.