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Seattle City Council Introduces New Affordable Housing Policy Options

Seattle’s housing crisis has gone from bad to worse.  Over the next 20 years, we will simply not have enough housing for the number of people who need and want to live and/or work in Seattle. 449 more words

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Farming in Suburbia

Apparently building a neighborhood around a farm is a new housing fad. At least, it is according to this article from Smithsonian Magazine, which profiled a few Development Supported Agriculture (DSA) neighborhoods around the U.S. 534 more words


Is the U.S. Sowing the Seeds for Child Immigration?

While tens of thousands of Central American children stream across our Southern Border, the U.S. government scrutinizes a rural development program proven to create real jobs and opportunity in communities of origin and for hundreds of poor Salvadoran families.  2,546 more words

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Olon Reeder's Fix for an Ailing State Economy

Published on RIfutures.org, July 18, 2014

Olon Reeder, a slight-figured, unassuming, behind-the-scenes kinda guy, has been quietly improving the quality of life in northern Rhode Island for decades as a public affair adviser for the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.  1,002 more words

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Community Tourism Project in Panama

My friend Annie Young from Ecocircuitos in Panama recently published a story on her log about a new community development project in Panama city. You can read about it here.

Building Houses – Building Communities

Building Houses – Building Communities[1]

Housing is a complex subject. It can‘t be reduced to ‘housebuilding’. Housing development determines ‘how we live’; how our home lives relate to everything else in our work, rest and play; how new homes blend with and support adjoining bits of town; and the way that our living environments contribute to the sustainable functioning of the business and social resources that we look to when we leave the privacy of our homes. 1,477 more words

Young Entrepreneurs Start Local Tilapia Business

It’s week two of our six week Viva Fund campaign, raising funds to support the Youth Program in El Salvador! This post is part of our… 904 more words
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