Community Manager at SeeClickFix.com, a web and mobile web platform based here in New Haven. SeeClickFix allows citizens anywhere in the world to report and monitor non-emergency community issues ranging from potholes and planted trees to garbage and graffiti. Launched in 2008, it empowers citizens, community groups, media organizations, and governments to work together and improve their neighborhoods.
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Video with Kettering Foundation president and CEO David Mathews explaining how people and communities can get greater control over their collective future. One way to do this is to ask questions that will reveal new possibilities for acting together on shared problems. Here Mathews talks about five of these questions and why they are seldom asked.
In an early draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote a word and then carefully expunged it, smearing the ink and overwriting it so as to completely obliterate the original. Using spectral imaging technology in 2010, Library of Congress researchers revealed that Jefferson had changed the word “subjects” to “citizens,” revealing an important shift in the Founders' thinking: the people's allegiance was to one another, not to a distant king.
Politics is not simply passing legislation and electing representatives. It is about creating opportunities for citizens to make choices together on the issues that concern them most. Changing the way people talk can change the way they relate to each other and to their problems — and that can eventually change the community.
Last week, more than 125 leaders gathered in Atlanta for the 2015 National Open Streets Summit — and the energy and inspiration was palpable even in the Twittersphere. Organized by the Open Street Project — a collaboration of the Alliance for Biking & Walking and The Street Plans Collaborative — the event allowed advocates for [...]
On September 27, nearly 5 miles of Atlanta streets will be liberated from cars and given over to human-powered amusement. Tens of thousands of people will experience the unparalleled energy of Atlanta Streets Alive. Will you be one of them? Join us at the 2015 National Open Streets Summit and be part of one of the country’s most [...]
From Los Angeles to Minneapolis, Milwaukee to Pittsburgh, Open Streets season is kicking into high gear in communities across the United States. And we’re excited to bring more than 100 leaders and organizers together at the 2015 National Open Streets Summit in Atlanta, September 25-27. Organized by the Open Streets Project — a partnership of the Alliance and The [...]
The Greater Fulton area of Richmond, VA was a bustling, tightly-knit African American neighborhood in the early part of the 20th century, before it fell prey to hard times and an urban renewal policy that decided the place was more easily razed than revived. Forty years later, LISC and a local developer have incorporated the community’s vision into a rebuilding plan that begins with a $40 million, mixed-use, affordable housing complex.
A little recognition never hurts: A recent op-ed in Jacksonville’s Times-Union sings LISC’s praises and tallies up its investments ($61 mil in grants and loans), units of housing built (more than 1,800) and jobs created (some 3,100). It all adds up to livelier, safer neighborhoods and businesses and—maybe best of all—local residents empowered to build on these successes.
Two of the most important factors for a healthy community is a good home and good health. Simple ideas but not always simple to bring together, especially in low-income neighborhood like the East Side of St. Paul, which serves up to eight immigrant populations. A new case study in Build Healthy Places Network of the Rolling Hills Apartments, where LISC invested $9.6 million, shows how it gets done.