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Chicago Community Replies to Gentrification With Inclusive Arts Space

Chicago’s Nancy Maldonado/Paseo Boricua Arts Center will replace four derelict buildings — including the former site of the long-vacant Ashland Sausage Company — and provide housing for about 30 artists. One- and two-bedroom apartments will double as studios where they can work and showcase their pieces. A 100-seat theater and gallery will be on the ground level. Read more... Read more

Neighborhoods by Numbers: An Introduction to Finding and Using Small Area Data

This publication by the Center for Community Progress will help readers navigate how to effectively use data to shape planning and revitalization decisions for their community — even without a degree in statistics, GIS knowhow, or the budget for a consultant. This easy-to-use, color-coded book walks you through how to find, understand, and use key local and national datasets. It focuses on the use of data for small areas like properties, blocks, and neighborhoods, because understanding the dynamics of small... Read more

Parking Spots Are Still Hot Property, But Ride-Sharing Is Changing That

​Thanks to the rise of on-demand ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the need to have a car (and a parking space) is lessening even for daily commuters. A recent study found that in 7 of 11 cities including New York, Washington D.C., and San Francisco, commuting to and from work using UberPool was cheaper than owning and driving a car. Read more... Read more

Cornerstone: Understanding Neighborhood Change

​Why do some neighborhoods become “hot,” some stay much the same, and others decline? Factors such as location, housing stock, schools, community organizations and more can affect a neighborhood’s trajectory. Understanding why the same activities seem to make a difference in one area, and little or no difference – or even have a negative impact — in another is critical to developing an effective revitalization strategy. Alan Mallach, a senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress, will discuss his... Read more

Why Do Realtors Care About Smart Growth?

​Realtors don’t only sell homes; they sell neighborhoods and communities. Neighborhoods across the country are beginning to adopt smart growth principles, and because of that, realtors need to be involved in this initiative. These principles are what more Americans are looking for when searching for a home and a community. Read more... Read more

Akron Hopes Branding its Neighborhoods Will Help City Grow

Akron wants to add residents, in part by branding and promoting neighborhoods based on unique history or culture. The Planning to Grow Akron report brainstorms how to combat the city’s shrinking population and tax base by boosting marketable housing to attract people with middle-to-high incomes. Read more... Read more

Dangerous by Design 2016

On average, 13 people were struck and killed by a car while walking every day in 2014. This report from Smart Growth America takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic. The report examines the metro areas that are the most dangerous for people walking and includes a racial and income-based examination of the people who are most at risk, and for the first time also ranks states by their danger to pedestrians. Read report... Read more
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