Tag Archives: Community Development

Landscape Architects Leading Community Infrastructure Design and Development

​The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) urges policy makers and stakeholders to support an infrastructure plan that not only addresses today’s crumbling infrastructure, but also creates tomorrow’s resilient systems. Learn more... Read more

Secrets of Successful Communities

​Ed McMahon, chairman of the National Main Street Center board, discusses the common characteristics of successful communities. Communities with visions are going to be more successful than communities without a plan, he said, noting the importance of having a vision for the future that is aligned with the community’s assets. Read more... Read more

NEA Challenge America Grant Program

The National Endowment for the Arts’ Challenge America grant offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. Applications due April 13, 2017. Learn more and apply... Read more

How to Do Creative Placemaking

This free ebook from the National Endowment for the Arts is an action-oriented guide for making places better. This book includes instructional and thought-provoking case studies and essays from today’s leading thinkers in creative placemaking. It describes the diverse ways that arts organizations and artists can play an essential role in the success of communities across America. Read free ebook... Read more

Revitalizing Neighborhoods: The Federal Role

Distressed neighborhoods in US cities are a product of centuries of systemic inequalities and there is increasing evidence that living in distressed neighborhoods is harmful for children and families. The recent federal place-based initiatives of the Obama Administration aim to revitalize these neighborhoods. This paper makes recommendations for future federal work in this area. Read report... Read more

National Development Finance Summit

The CDFA National Summit is a dealmaking event at its core with a program built to encourage networking and individualized learning about all types of development finance tools and programs. At the CDFA National Summit, you will meet industry experts, connect with financing, learn about the latest approaches, and discover development finance solutions to bring to your local community. November 1 – 4 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more... Read more

Women, Immigrants, Younger and Older Workers, Retirees: Reshaping Community Building for the Next Ten Years, Says New ULI Report

Rising numbers of female executives, affluent immigrants, younger and older workers, and retirees will have a profound influence on community building in the U.S. over the next ten years, according to a new Urban Land Institute (ULI) report, Demographic Strategies for Real Estate. The report identifies several key trends related to demographics and household formation that will affect real estate investment and development through 2025. Read more... Read more

Rail~Volution Conference

Rail~Volution is the place to engage in discussions with change makers and influencers, share ideas and breakthroughs, frustrations and inspiration, about building livable communities with transit. Join the conference to connect and expand your network with leaders in the public transportation, transit-oriented development, placemaking and community development fields.October 9 – 12 in San Francisco, California. Learn more and register... Read more

Prototyping Equity: Local Strategies for a More Inclusive Innovation Economy

This new report from the Equitable Innovation Economies Initiative (EIE), argues that supporting manufacturing can help cities solve a myriad of entrenched issues. Cities that make bolstering a “new breed of makers” an imperative can help kickstart new companies and create job in communities and neighborhoods left out of previous economic development initiatives. Read more... Read more
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