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The Institute’s Top Stories of 2016
- Dec 19, 2016
- A look at our most popular stories of the year
Mapping Tool Provides Data on Equity and Inclusion
- Jul 18, 2016
- Data and mapping tool helps users understand current demographics and the benefits of greater equity.
A Neighborhood's Controversial Return From the Brink
- Jun 21, 2016
- Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine neighborhood is thriving, but many longtime residents feel left out
A new role for local libraries and museums
- Carl Vogel, Jun 9, 2014
- A new program is promoting how these neighborhood institutions can join—and even lead—comprehensive community development initiatives.
Community Safety: Implementing
- Carl Vogel, Nov 4, 2013
- 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.
Mount Washington signs up for more customers
- Dana Allwein, Aug 2, 2013
- Marketing materials that include graphic signage, a smart phone app and brochures aim to bring customers deeper into the Mount Washington community.
Building homes by building capacity
- Carl Vogel, Aug 1, 2013
- For Ability Housing in Jacksonville, becoming a stronger organization was key to becoming a bigger developer.
A new era
- Ginny Tranchik, Jun 26, 2013
- The Institute is refocusing its commitment to provide resources that allow comprehensive community initiatives to thrive.
Community Kickstart in Chicago
- Sam Dolgin-Gardner, Apr 12, 2013
- Curated "Kickstart" pages give worthwhile community projects in Chicago an opportunity to appeal directly to supporters for funding.
Southwest Side Purchase Pool Drives Quantity Discounts
- Elizabeth Duffrin, Jan 7, 2013
- “The more you buy, the more you save” (aka ‘spaving’) has to be one of advertising’s most egregious clichés, encouraging shoppers to buy things in quantity that…
- Eileen Figel, Dec 11, 2012
- Five big ideas for how CDCs and other local organizations can play a key role in helping their communities recover from disaster.
- Eileen Figel, Nov 12, 2012
- A new book carefully chronicles what it took to build the community development field in Washington D.C.—and what it has meant for the city.
One small town’s many changes
- Eileen Figel, Sep 17, 2012
- The residents of Tamaqua, Pennsylvania are finding ways to put their small town’s plan into action.
- Eileen Figel, Aug 20, 2012
- A new tax credit program in the Bay State helps attract private investment to low-income communities.
Perspective from Los Angeles
- Loreal Mallett, Jul 16, 2012
- A Q&A with LISC LA’s Claudia Lima about budget crises, cultural preservation and different kinds of community capital.
Is there a better way to think about scale?
- Joe Kriesberg, Jul 9, 2012
- It's easier to grow or replicate a successful program when you have the right resources.
Make plans, build relationships, target support
- Ed Finkel, Jun 4, 2012
- Laying the right groundwork helped communities in Indianapolis and Duluth seize opportunities and bring in millions in investments.
In Richmond, beautification means business
- Adrienne Bowers and Bonnie Newman Davis, May 14, 2012
- New spring energy is pouring into the Greater Fulton community in Richmond, Virginia, where careful planning is leading to beautification of the commercial corridor and beyond.
You’ve got a plan. Now how do you fund it?
- Eileen Figel, May 7, 2012
- A collaborative in Indianapolis built a locally supported system to fund dozens of small-scale projects in their quality-of-life plan.
Worth fighting for
- John McCarron, Mar 12, 2012
- “Getting It Done II” culminated with a broad view of comprehensive community development’s accomplishments and potential—and a vow to battle for endangered neighborhood…
Gettin’ down in Chicago
- John McCarron, Mar 5, 2012
- At Day One of “Getting It Done II,” more than 800 pros swapped ideas, including the theory and practice of one-to-one partnerships.
Holding partners accountable
- Elizabeth Duffrin, Feb 27, 2012
- How do you keep a loose local coalition marching forward on a wide array of projects? Try these seven tips from a veteran at a community lead agency.
Getting It Done leads to great advice
- Carl Vogel, Feb 6, 2012
- With Getting It Done II on the horizon, we revisit the lessons and ideas from the first event, four years ago.
Implement, implement, implement! — the German perspective
- By Wolfgang C. Goede, Jan 17, 2012
- In September 2011, Munich celebrated a premiere. For the first time ever, the techniques of comprehensive community development were presented in Europe.
Getting It Done II -- Building Strong Communities in a Changing World
- Jan 3, 2012
- More than 600 community representatives, policy makers, and researchers from across the country will meet in Chicago to discuss outstanding examples of comprehensive community development.
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