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Late last week (Jan. 14), the Department of Labor announced the release of an additional $200,000 to aid the state's cleanup and recovery efforts.
The Make It Right foundation, co-founded by actor Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough, partners with BNIM Architects to provide affordable housing to poor families in Kansas City, MO.
A large section of downtown Kansas City, MO -- one previously ineligible for New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) -- is now eligible for the federal financing program, according to updated 2010 federal census data. The Treasury Department recently allocated two $45 million awards to two Community Dev...
The president of St. Louis-based nonprofit redevelopment organization Urban Strategies Inc. was on the verge of securing financing for a much-needed early childhood education center in one of the poorest zip codes in Missouri when nearly $4 million in financial commitments from private donors for the center vanished following the financial collapse of the U.S. housing market.
Researchers at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences studied four low-income neighborhoods, examining the affects of infrastructure and community redevelopment strategies on the health of residents.
The project generated nearly 50 submissions since being launched in November 2012. The winners will receive a two-year lot lease and $5,000 in seed funding to launch their project.
The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference will be held from Feb. 7-9 in Kansas City, MO. The conference will feature more than 90 sessions and about 400 speakers. The 12th annual conference will focus on identifying strategies for more sustainable development in the Midwest and across the nation.
The move allows backers to begin petition drives to get sufficient voter signatures in six of the eight congressional districts before May 2014. The proposal is targeted for the November 2014 ballot.
Voters in Columbia, MO will decide whether to limit the city's power of eminent domain to acquire property for economic development and bar the city from using blight declarations as a first step toward acquiring property.
The city of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis plan to launch a living laboratory to showcase innovative ideas for transforming vacant land into sustainable assets for communities.