As a followup to the People’s Accountable Development Summit, held earlier this month, the Brooklyn-based Fifth Avenue Committee hosts the first Accountable Development Working Group Meeting tonight.

When: 6pm

Where: Fifth Avenue Committee, 621 DeGraw Street (near 4th Avenue), Brooklyn.

For more information, contact Dave at 718-237-2017 or via email.

After the jump, read the Fifth Avenue Committee’s Accountable Development Principles, which include: affordable housing, living-wage jobs, sustainable environmental practices, and accountable process.

Affordable Housing: Apartments that are truly affordable to people in the neighborhood; affordable housing should make up 40% or more of apartments in large scale developments.

Living Wage Jobs: Living wage jobs and local hiring both for construction jobs and permanent employment; job training programs and apprenticeships for local residents; support for unionization.

Sustainable Environmental Practices: Developments which plan for transportation needs by encouraging mass transit and discouraging auto use; a reduction of truck traffic and polluting facilities; adequate parks and green space; buildings that are “green” and conserve energy.

Accountable Process: A priority in government to leverage development to fight poverty and increase equity; more transparency and community involvement in planning; tracking community benefits agreements and binding sanctions against developers who don’t comply with agreements.