LCCC Leads European Delegation Through East Liberty
October 28, 2009
Landmarks Community Capital Corporation (“LCCC”), at the request of Robert Morris University (“RMU”) led a group of European professionals on study fellowships through the German Marshall Fund (“GMP”), on a visit to East Liberty. The Washington-based GMP was created with German funding in recognition of the US Marshall Plan for Europe.
A group of four Europeans visited Pittsburgh’s East Liberty with an interest in learning about the work of LCCC, and the proposed scope of the Minority Research Policy Group (“MRPG”), including visiting a property in a low-income neighborhood where LCCC has been instrumental in development.
The group of international visitors included Mr. Johannes Langkilde, a TV news anchor from Denmark with an interest on how authorities plan security for major events, including potential response to disaster or terrorism; Mr. Ali Ozgur, a Social and Civic Policy Researcher from Turkey, with an interest in local or regional economic development agencies, innovative projects for urban housing, or for low-income population, university policy groups working on local or regional development especially on economic or social policy, and social investment and corporate social responsibility; Mr. Marek Adamov, Art Gallery Director from Slovakia with a particular interest in arts promotion, and alternative architecture and green initiatives; and Mr. Ionut Sibian, Director of NGO for NGO’s from Romania with an interest in fund-raising, strategic planning, coordination with government agencies, corporate social responsibility, and education programs teaching life skills.