Majora Carter: Getting Communities on Your Side

Housing & CRE developments are halted for all kinds of reasons; supply chains, financing, unions - and especially community resistance.

Join TRD & MacArthur Fellow, Peabody Award winner, Ted Talk regular, 8 x honorary PhD, & urban development strategist Majora Carter in this exclusive live interview on how her urban planning philosophy is more essential than ever in preventing projects from costly community resistance and interruptions.

Majora Carter is a highly sought urban revitalization strategist and real estate developer who’s made a career smoothly transforming neighborhoods into vibrant, mixed-use communities, without sidelining the voices of those who live there.

With a career marked by inclusive development strategies, Majora has made serious strides in marrying profitability with community well-being & talent retention - inventing effective tactics for developers looking to engage genuinely with community members and avoid costly pitfalls that lead to community resistance and project-halting press.

The Salon Series is sponsored by our friends at Bosch, Thermador, and Gaggenau.


About Majora Carter

Founder & CEO, Majora Carter Group

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She's responsible for the creation of numerous economic development, technology inclusion, and policies on job training & placement systems. She is also a lecturer at Princeton University's Keller Center.

Her ability to shepherd projects through seemingly conflicted socio-economic currents has garnered her 8 honorary PhDs and awards such as: 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs, Silicon Alley 100 by Business Insider, Liberty Medal for Lifetime Achievement by News Corp, and other honors from the National Building Museum, International Interior Design Association, Center for American Progress, as well as her TEDtalk (one of six to launch that site in 2006).

She and her teams develop vision, strategies, and the type of development that transforms low-status communities into thriving mixed-use economies. Majora's work produces long-term fiscal benefits for governments, residents, and private real estate developments throughout North America.

Majora was born, raised and continues to live in the South Bronx. She is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science (1984), Wesleyan University (1988 BA, Distinguished Alum) and New York University (MFA). After establishing  Sustainable South Bronx (2001) and Green For All (2007), among other organizations, she opened this private consulting firm (2008) - which was named Best for the World by B-Corp in 2014.

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