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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An inventive approach to connecting banks and low-income communities is making inroads in Chicago, according to an article in Next City. LISC and our partner Instituto del Progreso Latino (IDPL) have joined forces to help low-income neighborhoods build relationships with financial institutions. For starters, local organizations like IDPL in the Pilsen neighborhood are tackling financial education for youth and lending for small businesses as part of the initiative, called “Meeting Halfway.” Local banks, for their part, are encouraged to tailor financial products and information for historically under-banked communities.
In an article for Next City, Maurice Jones, LISC's CEO and a former HUD deputy secretary, commended the agency's ongoing commitment to "the cause" of safe, decent housing and neighborhood revitalization. One of five national housing experts who weighed in on the nomination of a new HUD secretary, Jones reminded readers that HUD has a long history of promoting vital programs that help impoverished Americans.