Tag Archives: social justice

J.M.K. Innovation Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize is an initiative of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation. In 2017 up to ten prizes will be awarded to those tackling our country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Specifically, the prize seeks to support innovation in the fields of the environment, heritage conservation and social justice. The prize is particularly designed for early stage ideas being piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries. Applications due April 28. Learn more and apply... Read more

9 Lessons in the Beautification of Livable Cities from Charleston’s Former Mayor

Charleston, South Carolina’s answer to gentrification has been truly investing in affordable housing; that’s the short version of former Mayor Joseph Riley’s message to open the 24th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Detroit. When Riley first took office, affordable housing in Charleston was obligatory and ugly. Riley’s philosophy: “If people can see it, then it has to be beautiful.” It’s a fundamental principle of social justice and one that guided the mayor’s 40-year tenure. Here are a few... Read more