Tag Archives: Community Engagement

Community-Based Efforts to Improve Local Water Quality

EPA is hosting a webinar so you can hear directly from two grantees from the EPA’s Office of Enviromental Justice (OEJ) about their success with the EJ Grants program. Learn how Tolani Lake Enterprises and PUSH Buffalo have utilized funding from the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to improve local water quality by raising environmental awareness and strengthening community capacity. Learn more and register... Read more

When It Comes to Keeping Up Flint’s Parks, It Takes an Army

Flint adopted its updated master plan in 2013 and began holding community meetings seeking input on how residents wanted their city to grow and change, and Quincy Murphy, a local knew they could drive out the negative behavior at parks by making the community feel heard. Read more... Read more

Great Idea: Public Housing that Engages the City

In the late 20th Century, public housing in the US was routinely built in the form of “projects” that were symbols of crime-ridden, decaying cities. HUD leadership under then-secretary Henry Cisneros took the principles of new urban neighborhoods and low-income housing design and adopted them for the transformative HOPE VI program, which changed the face of public housing. These principles became standard for later federal programs like Choice Neighborhoods and similar initiatives in cities, yet the implementation of this idea continues... Read more

Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement

​Green infrastructure can help to maximize the environmental, economic, and social benefits of parks. This report includes recommendations on the types of projects that are most likely to attract positive attention and funding, and which provide a wide range of benefits. Read report... Read more

Chicago Programs Aim to Lead Minority Youth to City Planning

​Throughout Chicago, there are a growing number of programs aimed at bringing more youth from poverty or minority backgrounds into the civic mindset. Educators and organizers behind the efforts are betting on the fact that if more minority youth in the region get involved in city planning or architecture — fields that are dominated throughout the U.S. by white men — they can start reversing the dramatic lack of racial equity. Read more... Read more

A Recipe for Award-Winning Online Community Engagement

​This webinar from MetroQuest and the American Planning Association will present proven best practices, research findings, practical tips and award-winning case studies to guide agencies towards the successful application of online community engagement for planning projects. Participants will walk away with an understanding about how to leverage digital citizen engagement to achieve unprecedented results using cost-effective tools. Special guests from the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority will be online to talk about the nMotion, one of the most innovative and successful... Read more

2017 Collaborative Action Grants

​Collaborative Action Grants from Enterprise Community Partners provide organizations with $5,000 to build community agency; engage local voices; and connect to long-term community goals. Collaborative Actions, as their name indicates, include community collaboration at their core. Examples include creative placemaking, mapping and community events. Applications due June 9. Learn more and apply... Read more
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