August 21, 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.

Ft. Belvoir: Pioneering the U.S. Military’s Brand of Smart Growth

(RECAP: As the U.S. military infuses smart growth principles into theplanning for its bases, leaders can learn from one facility that's been able to accommodate dramatic growth with smart planning and innovative initiatives.)

Moving Poor People Into a Neighborhood Doesn't Cause Crime

(RECAP: Here’s hard proof that there's no relationship between housing vouchers and higher crime at the city level or in the suburbs.)

Getting Back in Shape: Guidelines for Improving the Fitness of Established Nonprofit Organizations

(RECAP: Even if your organization has "been around for a while" there’s still room for building capacity to achieve greater impact and ensure sustainability.)

200 years of LEED (or 20 historic buildings you probably didn’t know were green)

(RECAP: Incredible examples of how historic preservation and environmental sustainability can work hand in hand, and how saving the past can enrich the future.)’t-know-were-green?utm_source=NationalTrust&utm_medium=crosspost&utm_campaign=LEED_200yrs

Hoarders: How Cities Intervene

(RECAP: Task force teams that combine mental health experts, police, building and health department inspectors, and experts on aging can bring understanding and compassion, while benefiting the community at large.)

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