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West Virginia Good Jobs Conference

​The WV Good Jobs Conference brings together entrepreneurs, funders, accelerators, local community leaders and government agencies to trade ideas, recognize leading entrepreneurs, provide mentorship and support to entrepreneurs in Southern WV. The focus is on bringing everyone to the table to create sustainable economic development throughout Appalachia. Beckley, West Virginia Learn more and register... Read more

2017 Community Change Grants

​America Walks, partners of the Every Body Walk! Collaborative, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and other sponsors, announce another round of micro grant funding. This program will award grantees up to $1,500 in stipends for projects creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play. Application deadline is 5 p.m. EST, November 10. Learn more and apply... Read more

America’s New Front Porches: Public Spaces

Today, our public spaces are America’s front porches: places in our communities where people can mix and mingle, swap stories, do business, flirt, even protest; and all the other things that humans do when they rub shoulders with one another. And we need them now as much as, or more than ever. Read more... Read more

Parklets Transform Southside Chicago Street

​ Temporary parklets and outdoor cafes have recently boosted sales and street life on three blocks of a working-class African American community on the Southside of Chicago. The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and Farr Associates, in partnership with the city and the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI), organized the parklets, cafes and activities. Read more... Read more

Cornerstone: Engaging Community and Forming Partnerships: A Core Component of Land Banking

Most successful land banks have found creative and consistent ways to engage residents and form other nonprofit, public, and private partnerships to shape priorities for land bank interventions and develop short and long-term strategies. This webinar will present methods for land banks to go beyond just informing community residents of the land bank’s vision and activities, instead ensuring that residents an integral, institutionalized role in shaping and implementing land bank strategies on the front end. Registration fee $45. Learn more... Read more

Detroit in 2067: Where do we go from here?

​​Trying to predict the state of Detroit 50 years from now is an idealistic pursuit to be sure, but keen observers from different fields of study contend the framework for the Motor City’s future is being installed now. Several futurists and urban planners envision Detroit making better use of open space, embracing its own recipe for mobility and building on a foundation being laid now by private and public entities. Read more... Read more

Flint Co-Op Will Put Good Food, Ownership in Hands of Residents

​ Flint created an Economic Recovery Task Force, which in turn formed the Grocery Stores Initiative, a board focused on replacing and maintaining food shopping options in the city. They began by commissioning a market analysis for north Flint, and the researchers concluded that attracting a large chain store could lead to problems, like driving out other smaller grocers or leaving certain residents without access. Read more... Read more
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