A weekly digest of current trends in housing and community development. The discussion examines topics from infrastructure to community fabric.
(RECAP: They all offer cities a way to turn blighted areas into engines of revitalization and economic stimulus, and create profits for their owners and tenants as well. And, as they detailed, pulling off such ventures requires imagination, a deft mix of marketing acumen, and a close working relationship between public and private stakeholders.)
Bringing a Mixed-Use Strategy to Fading Industrial, Retail and Hotel Properties
Cities Warned On Restricting Group Homes(RECAP: In a 20-page question-and-answer document issued jointly this month, the U.S. Department of Justice and HUD are clarifying state and local government responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act when it comes to zoning and land use laws.)
Build a Better Burb: The Hub for Great Suburban Design(RECAP: While a wide range of tools exist to help create walkable, mixed use places, fewer tools and resources exist specifically for transforming suburban landscapes. Included here are a number of tools and resources that can help and inspire all stakeholders imagine, plan, design, and create new and reinvented suburban neighborhoods.)
The NeighborWorks Book(RECAP: NeighborWorks Works is a collaboration book that will showcase this network's innovative solutions in affordable housing and community development. NeighborWorks believes this book will help policymakers, funders, media, potential partners and industry professionals examine trends, challenges and potential solutions in creating economic opportunity in all American communities.)
4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Pay Attention to Snapchat(RECAP: Although it may still be perplexing to envision what sort of impact your nonprofit can have from being active on Snapchat, trends from this social network truly reflect the future of social sharing. Here are four ways nonprofits can take advantage of this trendy social app.)