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Lynchings formed the bloody backdrop of Southern life for a century after the Civil War. Between the 1860s and 1960s, thousands of black Americans were killed in public acts of racial terror. Millions more fled to cities in the North and West in an effort to escape this environment. Many soon discovered that, in many ways, …Continue
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New technologies and their inventors are often celebrated as society’s heroes. Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page: These are all contemporary “innovators” whose “…Continue
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There’s a quote that’s stuck with me for some time from Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom: "You know why people don't like liberals? Because they lose. If liberals are so f***ing smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?"
American urbanists and bike advocates are smart, or at least well informed. We know how important cycling is. We are educated about cycling cities in other parts of the world and how they are so much better for health, well-being, economics,…Continue
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Navigating Main Streets as Places: A People-First Transportation Toolkit provides guidance to Main Street leaders, community advocates, local officials, transportation professionals, and everyone else in between on how to: 1) Evaluate streets and transportation through the lens of placemaking, 2) Balance the needs of mobility and other street activities, and 3) Build stronger relationships with other decision-makers and the…Continue
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America’s growing geographic divide is causing experts and policy-makers to revisit one of the most fundamental policy questions: When it comes to healing distressed places, should we favor people-based policies that essentially help residents relocate to more vibrant areas, or should we favor place-based policies that focus on rebuilding the economies of distressed places and creating new and better jobs for people where…Continue
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As a nonprofit, it’s important to spread your message with as many people as possible to encourage awareness, support and donations. Among the many platforms you can use to reach your desired audience, a blog is one of the most effective...…Continue
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Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has an ambitious dream: screen every student for childhood trauma before entering school.
"A school nurse would also get a note from a physician that says: 'Here is the care plan for this child's toxic stress. And this is how it shows up,'" said Burke Harris, who was appointed…Continue
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Derek Avery owns COIR Holdings with his wife Bianca. At a glance, the company might look like any other developer, but it is committed to providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And not only that: when building in a neighborhood, the company doesn’t stop at housing. It takes a holistic approach by building education resources and investing in…Continue
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New Haven — Acuity Brands, with its wraparound view of the city from its 15th-floor home at the Century Tower Building, an engineering staff that is pulling in local talent, and its workers’ appreciation of the lifestyle amenities downtown, is a…Continue
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If you live in New Haven and want to adopt a free tree, URI's GreenSkills team is happy to come plant one in your front curbstrip, thanks to a partnership with the City of New Haven's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Trees!
Even with these small rain showers, it is historically dry out there and extremely important that you give your tree(s) extra…Continue
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A report by CT Voices for children:
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Until 2012, Aimee Stephens was, in her own words, “basically leading two different lives, one for work and one for home.” At work she dressed and presented as a cisgender man. Outside of work she dressed as, and could simply be, who she was: a woman...…Continue
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Mr. Walker rode the United States’ “mobility escalator” from rural Texas to Wall Street. Now he feels “both gratitude and rage” for a country that he says has reached an inflection point...
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Get Connected New Haven, a one-stop connection to resources for all of the residents in New Haven, Connecticut!
Get Connected New Haven is a continually updated, comprehensive database of services provided by the City, non-profit and community organizations for New Haven residents. It is available in multiple languages.Continue
10 characteristics of good urban/human design:
1 human scale
2 local identity
3 spatial/ historic context
4 options for/ease of mobility
5 embedded nature/ biodiversity
6 network of useable public spaces
7 mixed use
8 ability to personalise
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Hartford nonprofit Harc Inc. is looking for an economic lifeline amid turbulent times for charitable giving.
After all, the Asylum Avenue-based nonprofit, which supports more than 400 people with intellectual disabilities, and other Connecticut charities understand that philanthropic giving in the state, and elsewhere, has declined or been flat in recent years...…Continue
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