Place-Making in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices, prepared by New Solution Group LLC in partnership with Center for Community Progress, December 2013.
Lessons from Philadelphia’s Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land
A: Nope. They are totally different, though complementary tools. This chart will walk you through the differences.
Building economic power through community ownership is the antidote to the systemic failures of our current system.
Urban centers need to come up with creative solutions
to keep their local economies safe from the crushing
force of big-box retailers.
Cooperatives align closely with the goals and values of community developers and deserve more attention as an economic development strategy.
How residents who can’t afford to buy in can still get the benefits of co-op work and housing.
A Brooklyn organization discovers that helping its constituents form worker cooperatives tackles poverty and social isolation in a way traditional job readiness training can’t.
To truly transform local neighborhoods, we must shift our attention to invest in enterprise scale, not start-ups, as a long-lasting solution for creating good jobs.
Humboldt Construction Company, a subsidiary of a Chicago CDC, has been providing local employment for over 30 years. But it hasn’t been easy.
When it’s more appealing to circumvent the law requiring that jobs in public housing construction go to qualified residents than to follow it, something needs to change.
A movement for second chances takes root.
How do you ensure that the jobs a new development is supposed to bring to a community actually go to underrepresented populations?
Two cities show how community-based organizations and labor can overcome their historical divide to work together.
An unprecedented local hiring win is a stepping stone in a trajectory to turn workforce development on its head.
Changing our assumptions about what constitutes “normal” full time work could help address all sorts of social problems, from unemployment to civic disengagement.
Local procurement policies take money already being spent and direct it to local businesses to get more economic development benefit for the buck.
Community economic development is not just a matter of helping some households to get jobs and pay their bills. Done thoughtfully, it’s about . . .
In theory, the recession has been over since 2009. But that theory means little for most workers in this country, who have only seen only 5 percent of economic growth since then accrue to them. We still have a jobs gap of 7.7 million jobs in order to return to pre-recession employment levels and absorb […]