July 10, 2013

Beyond Bricks and Sticks

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

Top 5 Elements of Mixed-Use Projects

(RECAP: Regardless of differences in basic definition, most mixed-use projects share some key elements. These reflect trends have coalesced over time and now characterize the mixed-use approach.)

Better Government through Better Metrics

(RECAP: Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones wants to tackle the city’s entrenched poverty, and he wants to do it by investing smartly in community revitalization efforts. The big question is, what works?)

Community Development Learning: When, Where and How You Need It

(RECAP: In response to the increased demand for high-quality community development training, NeighborWorks America presents “place-based” training, conducted by request and with support from client/partner organizations in communities across the country.)

Monitoring Could be Next Senior Care Breakthrough

(RECAP: Researchers have realized it’s possible to leverage Wi-Fi signals to detect a person’s movements within the confines of their homes—something they expect their project, dubbed WiSee, will play a pivotal role in as the nation’s senior population wishes to age in place.)

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