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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From the premise of the African saying “It takes a village to raise a child,” John explains how largely untapped neighborhood educational assets can be activated to provide incredible learning opportunities for our children.
Restore Commons is a collection of compelling ideas and activism whose intent is to open our thinking about: alternative economy, alternative journalism, architecture and space that connect us, and active and missional faith communities ~ all essentials in reclaiming the common good.
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 [...]
Ottawa enjoys two seasons of open streets/canals with 7.8 km of Rideau Canal Skateways and 52 km of car-free NOKIA Sunday Bikedays throughout the capital city Ottowa and Gatineau Park. Come hear Bruce Devine with the National Capital Commission speak at the 2016 International Open Streets Summit about their innovative and data-driven analysis of how [...]
LISC CEO Maurice Jones lays out last year’s record investments and impact in the hundreds of neighborhoods where we work. And in this season of football playoffs and New Year’s resolutions, he reaffirms LISC’s ongoing commitment to bringing its A-game to revitalizing communities.
For the second year in a row, basketball courts in neighborhoods that struggle to attract capital will get major renovations, thanks to a partnership between ESPN and LISC. The endgame? More opportunities for better health and quality of life in communities that need them.
Where a person lives is proving to be a remarkable predictor of how long they live. A mapping project undertaken by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation points to stark differences in life expectancy for communities just a few subway stops or miles apart. “If we want to reduce health care costs, improve health outcomes, and help people live better and longer, then we need to address the real problems that underpin these significant gaps in life expectancy,” writes LISC’s Amy Gillman.