April 3, 2013

Beyond Bricks & Sticks. A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.

Strengthening Capacity

How Nonprofits Can Use Twitter Vine (Without Wasting Time)

(RECAP: With the launch of Vine, Twitter has stormed onto the video scene. This creates huge opportunities for nonprofits who use Twitter to network with their donors.)

Neighborhood Transformation

New online game allows kids to design their own energy-efficient city

(RECAP: The Plan It Green game aims to help young people better understand the energy systems available to us and what it takes to build a successful and sustainable community.)

Housing with Services 

5 Ways Robots Will Change Senior Housing

(RECAP: Considering the expected future capabilities of robots and the trajectory of their acceptance, here are a few key—and interrelated—areas robots will profoundly impact the senior housing industry.)

Community Investment 

Virginia Housing Trust Fund Now Accepting Applications For Two Programs

The Virginia Housing Trust Fund is opening competitive applications for two pools of funding: the Competitive Loan Pool and the Homeless Reduction Grant Program.

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