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Webinar: How to Retain Maker and Manufacturing Industries with Creative Zoning Tools

As manufacturing space is threatened by residential, commercial, and retail uses, cities are starting to think creatively about where small-batch production can happen in a city. Learn about new or proposed zoning initiatives in Somerville, Nashville, and Indianapolis that are helping makers and manufacturers protect real estate space they currently occupy or can move to in the future. Register now... Read more

Connecting with Community: Great Places 2020

People, vision, hard work: that’s what it takes to create vibrant neighborhoods, according to an Indianapolis cafe owner working to be a catalyst for change as part of Great Places 2020. This program focuses on fueling healthy livable places, where there are thriving businesses and good jobs, growing populations and strong educational options. Great Places 2020 energizes neighborhoods in part because it enables residents to come together and participate in the growth of their community. Read more... Read more

Plan 2020: This is the key to Indy’s Future

​With Indianapolis’ bicentennial approaching in 2020, area leaders believe the capital city’s future increasingly depends on its ability to attract residents back to its urban core. And this week, the city and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee unveiled what they hope will become a road map to doing just that. Read more... Read more

Hard-Pressed Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

​ Gary, Indiana, is joining Detroit and other fading U.S. industrial centers in an effort to turn abandoned neighborhoods and factory sites into gardens, parks, and forests. In addition to the environmental benefits, these greening initiatives may help catalyze an economic recovery. Read more... Read more

Five New Cities to Receive Southwest Airlines Heart of the Community Grant

​In partnership with the Project for Public Spaces, each year Southwest Airlines brings placemaking to the cities they serve through this innovative grant program, which highlights the importance of place and encourages communities to take an active part in creating and transforming the public spaces that they love. Selected from a highly competitive pool of over 90 applicants from 60 cities, 2016’s five grant recipients are Atlanta, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Los Angeles. Read more... Read more

Program Aims to Revitalize Gary Downtown

​Gary, Indiana, is receiving a much needed jolt to its downtown, as it was chosen to be a pilot demonstration site for the National Main Street Center’s refreshed approach to revitalizing communities and preservation-based economic development. Gary and six other U.S. cities will receive 18 months of hands-on technical assistance from national experts. The program is funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Knight Foundation, and Gary will receive local assistance from the Legacy Foundation. Read more... Read more

Indy Embraces Baltimore Fix for Abandoned Housing

​Homeowners who leave houses empty and fail to secure and maintain them may soon face a new threat from the city of Indianapolis. Cut your grass, fix the gutters, patch the roof — whatever needs to be done — or the government will sell the property to someone who will. Read more... Read more

In Gary, Abandoned Lots Become Green Rain Gardens

Gary, IN, city officials recently gathered with nonprofit and federal partners to officially open a rain garden on a formerly abandoned lot. The garden is part of the Vacant to Vibrant initiative in which Gary’s environmental leaders are using grant funds, in partnership with Cleveland Botanical Garden, to use vacant, abandoned lots to address stormwater management issues with rain gardens. Read more... Read more
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