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Brett Theodos

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Brett Theodos directs the Community Economic Development Hub at the Urban Institute, where he is a senior fellow.

Residents Owning Their Local Economy

In the face of extractive “investments,” communities are exploring creative models that let them both exert control and earn returns themselves.

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The Assumptions Behind Place-Based Programs Can Hinder Their Success

Examining eight common assumptions underlying place-based work shows that even when avoiding the pitfalls of no change or gentrification, the work is challenging.

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How Successful is Your County in Accessing Community Development Funding?

some communities in the United States seem much better than others at attracting grants and financing for community developmentā€”even after adjusting for their relative needs. Here are some of the surprising trends: