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Community development, Urban -- United States

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View Resource Cities Online: Urban Development and the Internet

These two reports focus on the role the Internet is playing in the mission of US institutions. The first, from Darrell M. West, Brown University, updates his report for 2000 (discussed in the September 22, 2000 Scout Report) on the electronic delivery of government information and services. The 23-page report looks at the functionality and accessibility of state and government Websites, progress...

http://www.pewinternet.org/2001/11/20/cities-online-urban-de...
View Resource The Polis Center

Located at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), the Polis Center is an academic research center that focuses on urban and urban-related issues. Their goal is to "to develop knowledge that will serve the common good and invigorate the sense of community in this city and beyond." To this end, they have placed on the site a great deal of material about their numerous research...

http://polis.iupui.edu/
View Resource The New Wealth Package: Generating Value in Distressed Urban Communities

From the Community Development Research Center within the New School University, this new working paper is authored by Edward Blakely, one of the foremost urban policy academics and practitioners in the United States. In the 35-page paper, Professor Blakely examines the use of arbitrage theory as "a means of valuing community assets in urban low-income communities." As Professor Blakely points out...

http://www.centernyc.org/
View Resource Community Development in the 1990s

This report, written by Christopher Walker and Mark Weinheimer and published by the Urban Institute, demonstrates that since its inception in 1991, the National Community Development Initiative (NCDI) has had a significant impact on community development corporations (CDCs) in 23 large American cities. The 136-page report provides an overview of the NCDI and CDCs, an assessment of NCDI-funded...

https://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.or...
View Resource Community Development Corporations and their Changing Support Systems

Written by Christopher Walker of the Urban Institute, this 69-page report takes a critical look at the ways in which community development corporations (which generally are nonprofit, community-controlled real estate development organizations) have assisted in the revitalization of poor communities around the United States. Funded by the National Community Development Initiative, Walker's analysis...

http://webarchive.urban.org/publications/410638.html
View Resource HUD: Community Renewal Initiative

Based on ideas developed in the United Kingdom, the Community Renewal Initiative (operated under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), was launched in 1994 under President Bill Clinton. The Initiative consists of a number of discrete policy initiatives, including the Empowerment Zone program and the Enterprise Communities program. As the website notes, the...

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/economicde...
View Resource United States Conference of Mayors

Founded during the throes of the Great Depression in 1932, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), was established to serve as the official nonpartisan organization of the nation's cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the conference by its chief elected official, and the primary roles of the USCM are to "promote the development of effective national urban/suburban...

https://www.usmayors.org/
View Resource Levittown, Pa: Building the Suburban Dream

High-minded architectural critics derided its very form and cookie-cutter execution and sociologists wrote of the "organization men" who drove out of its bucolic curvilinear streets each morning, but Levittowns (there were three of them in total) were immensely popular with the general public after World War II. This fine online exhibit from the State Museum of Pennsylvania explores the Levittown...

http://statemuseumpa.org/levittown/
View Resource Towards a New Metropolis: The Opportunity to Rebuild America

Since the 1960s, many scholars with an interest in urban affairs have chimed in with important research works that examine what one legendary professor referred to as the "unheavenly city" and its problems. In this paper (presented as part of The Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy research group), Professor Arthur C. Nelson of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University turns...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/toward-a-new-metropolis-t...
View Resource Amidst housing market problems, municipalities seek to stem urban decay and affordable housing remains out of reach for many

Housing Rebound Unlikely Before 2009 http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a4nfoY47rBfo&refer=home FEMA spends almost $3B on emergency housing http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2008-08-25-katrina_N.htm Advocates assail suburbs for fighting housing rules http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080826/NEWS01/808260371/1006/news01g ACORN Housing...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0829
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