More on Community Safety
Community Safety: What It Takes Public safety and community development can work hand in hand. LISC’s Community Safety Initiative gives advice from working with local groups around the country.
Planning Public Safety: A wide variety of stakeholders in Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills neighborhood provided data and information to create a plan that is making the business district a safer place.
Implementing the Blueprint: Crime is down and abandoned buildings are being rehabbed in Dudley Square in Boston, thanks to close attention to the details of a public safety campaign
How to Do It Resources
“Understanding Crime Displacement: A Guide for Community Development Practitioners” This community safety paper helps community developers and their police partners assess and limit the likelihood of crime moving to a new block in response to public safety work.
"A Natural Connection: The Role of Public Safety in Community Development" Julia Ryan gives a compelling overview of how and why local organizations are working with police to incorporate public safety into community development.
For more, visit the Community Safety section of How To Do It
Safe Streets, Safe Communities Save the date--January 15, 2014--for this one-day symposium in New York on connecting community safety with community development.
About the Institute
The LISC Institute for Comprehensive Community Development is designed to share knowledge and resources with LISC staff, local agencies in the LISC network and others who are working in the field of comprehensive community development. The Institute website, trainings, webinars and peer-to-peer support are tools that help practitioners and their partners successfully implement comprehensive community initiatives.
"The ABC's of CDC Financial Management: Understanding the Financial Engine of Your Organization" This webinar teaches CDCs how to assess their organizational financial strength and how to effectively manage government funding and compliance. Learn more in “Organizational Sustainabilty.”
"Building Equity By the Tracks" This article from the Next City website describes how transit-oriented development can be a tool for community development in low-income neighborhoods.
Parklets repurpose a part of the street for public open space, landscaping and energizing the pedestrian way. They provide amenities like seating, planting, bike parking and art.
For more resources for comprehensive community development, visit How To Do It.