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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John explores two underlying questions raised by his recent book, co-authored with Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann: How will we know when we have departed the consumer culture? and How will we know we have arrived?
As part of the 2016 International Open Streets Summit in Portland, OR, The Street Plans Collaborative – founder of the Open Streets Project – is excited to announce a new phase in the evolution of the movement. To expand capacity and deepen our expertise, we’re thrilled to welcome 8 80 Cities as our primary non-profit [...]
Charles Brown MPA, Senior Researcher with Rutgers University will present findings from the first-ever survey of a university community aimed to increase their overall diversity, inclusion, and sustainability. The survey highlights nearly 2,000 surveys from a focus group with Black and Hispanic Residents. Come discuss different strategies on how to use this information to remove [...]
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Oramenta Newsome, LISC vice president who leads the LISC DC program office, was selected for a distinguished sabbatical program by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. It is a well-deserved opportunity for personal growth after Newsome’s 20 years of groundbreaking work for LISC in the nation’s capital, noted LISC Executive Vice President Denise Scott. The sabbatical program also provides professional development support to LISC DC staff.
In a forceful op-ed for USA Today, Maurice Jones, LISC CEO, and Jim Bueermann, a former police chief, show how investing in authentic police-community partnerships and neighborhood renewal is imperative for a safer, healthier country. It’s something people of all political stripes can agree on—because every American benefits.
A new report from the Urban Institute found Detroit residents’ credit scores were struggling to recover from a decade of economic woes, and improvements fell short compared to the rest of the Rust Belt. How do you reverse a conclusion like that? An article in Next City recaps the report’s findings and the steps being made to help residents improve their financial literacy, like the Financial Opportunity Centers (known locally as Greater Detroit Centers for Working Families) led by a unique partnership between Detroit LISC and United Way for Southeast Michigan.