Community Development Digest

Planning

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A Community of Data to Guide Decision-Making Process

This toolset can help any professional who needs to make data-driven decisions, like a health administrator or city planner.

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New Senior Living Community Slated for College Station, TX

Plans for the yet-to-be named community initially include 72 independent living condo-style flats, 24 assisted living apartments and 18 memory support suites, with room for future expansion.

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Colleges, Universities Boosting Local Economies

For officials in community planning offices across the nation, it’s becoming increasingly clearer that colleges and universities can be important factors, if not drivers, of their local economies. A prime example is Niagara University in Western New York where the university's estimated annual economic impact on the region is more than $227 million. The situation is similar at many universities around the country.

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Baltimore Escalates RAD Initiative

With congressional approval in hand to expand the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program from 60,000 units to 180,000 units in FY 2015, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) taps Equity Management to manage two properties set to begin renovations under the program.

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Mott Foundation's Website Lends a Hand

New website fosters community development.

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Newly Published Works by Noted Experts Focus on Urban Planning

Two new books on urban planning provide a treasure trove of information useful to developers and planners everywhere.

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Plans Advance for Massive Multi-Use Arts Space in SF

Development plans are moving forward for a Mid-Market Arts District in San Francisco. A developer has already purchased a number of retail buildings in the area to be redeveloped along with other sites targeted for mixed-use arts and education space which will include housing and retail. 950 Cente...

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Opportunities and Challenges of Equitable Development

A group of policy analysts are urging community leaders to begin thinking more in terms of "equitable development," especially in view of the nation's evolving demographics.

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Group Examines Regional Strategies for Economic Development

A group of universities and organizations wants state officials in New York to push for innovative and regionally focused approaches to economic development in upstate "legacy cities."

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Detroit Embarks on Project to Attract Young Professionals

The Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program is accepting applications from young professionals to join a new cohort helping to advance the renewal of Detroit.

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