Video: David Erickson

Design, Community Development and Improving the Life Chances of Low-Income People

 Filmed on October 10, 2012, at “Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference

About this video

David Erickson is leading the collaboration between the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, bridging health with community development. Learn how design, development and the social determinants of health can benefit the physical, financial and economic well-being of low-income communities.

Presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Speaker bio

David J. Erickson is director of the Center for Community Development Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and edits the Federal Reserve Journal Community Development Investment Review. His research areas in the Community Development Department of the Federal Reserve include community development finance, affordable housing, economic development and institutional changes that benefit low-income communities. Erickson has a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on economic history and public policy. He also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He has also been a leader in the collaboration between the Federal Reserve and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on bringing health together with community development. To date, this collaboration has resulted in 10 conferences around the country and numerous publications, including a cluster of articles in Health Affairs in November of 2011. His book on the history of community development, The Housing Policy Revolution: Networks and Neighborhoods, was published in 2009 by the Urban Institute Press. His most recent book, an edited volume, is titled Investing in What Works for America’s Communities: Essays on People, Place, and Purpose.