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GiftFlow is a social media website for building a local gift economy here in New Haven. Users post everything they want to give away and everything they need. This means all goods and services, from a winter jacket to an hour of volunteer time. Its a simple system that helps reduce waste and strengthen local communities.
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By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...
We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...
The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...
In times of crisis, access to emergency capital can make or break a small business, especially those owned and run by people of color, women and those serving under-invested communities. A blog by William Taft, who heads LISC's economic development work, explores how a partnership with Synchrony and Synchrony Foundation is helping more business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and build resiliency.
Three extraordinary stories from three entrepreneurs who have harnessed their ingenuity and resourcefulness—and a grant from Synchrony via LISC—to keep their businesses going and growing through the economic fallout of the pandemic.