April 24, 2013

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

Housing with Services

Crowdsourcing = data = better places

(RECAP: A new crowdsourcing tool has been born. The collaborative Google map, called Aging in Connected Places, intends to track especially great places to age, in both old and new walkable urbanism.)

Strengthening Capacity

What is Capacity Building & Why is it Needed?

(RECAP: Learn more about what capacity building can accomplish and find additional resources and specific tools that can be used for capacity building in your non-profit.)

Neighborhood Transformation

Mixing It Up: Anchor Hotels Draw Group Business to Mixed-Use Developments

(RECAP: Hotels smack dab in the middle of a mixed-use development renaissance are finding themselves in a right-place-right-time scenario.)

Community Investment

Community Development Strategies: Yes, It Can Fit in Your Budget

(RECAP: People think community development is an expensive process, but it doesn’t have to be. You can get started with a simple community development process, one that encourages buy-in from the larger community.)

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