A. Not very much. Despite the claims of many states, when you look at the numbers, the vast majority of taxpayer dollars directed to economic development go to big corporations.
Conversations about homelessness with those outside the field’s bubble can be exhausting, but there are several strategies and techniques that can help steer the conversation in a productive way.
There are distinct differences between natural disaster response and recovery in rural and urban communities. How can community-based organizations better respond to disasters and help rural communities prepare before disaster strikes?
My first reaction to the emergence of “resilience” as a lens for viewing community development was mostly informed by skepticism.
Community development fits well within the growing resilience movement—and connecting the two more explicitly could make their work even more powerful.
Communities need accurate maps and more access to data to increase flood resilience—but right now FEMA's not providing that.
Cities cannot weather the effects of climate change without going beyond infrastructure to address institutional racism, historical inequities, and access to physical and mental health services.
How can affordable housing be more resilient to extreme weather and better prepared to deal with the consequences of climate change?
How to train organizers to work across various communities, not just neighborhoods.
Including rent and utility payments in credit reports and scoring models can increase credit scores, and reduce racial disparities in credit scores.
If this proposal passes, Austin will make it much easier for developers to build affordable housing. How much will be lost if it doesn't?