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“…change occurs through many independent agents operating in a holistic living system …”

David Bollier, co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group


How Housing Can be Made More Affordable Without Money

We all know that any serious attempt to address the affordable housing shortage requires money. Still there are incremental things we can do to make housing more affordable for a variety of folks. 268 more words

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Metropolitan State Community Plant Swap

Metropolitan State is having a university-wide plant swap 11:45 a.m.–3 p.m., Thursday, June 2 in Saint John’s Hall, Room 150, Saint Paul Campus.

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to stop by and share or take a plant. 21 more words


When Numbers Lie

Question: Have the last few years been Chicago’s highest number of murders?

No. It has been worst. In fact, I did some research and The Washington Post confirmed the numbers. 504 more words

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Featured Faculty: Sarah Van Hoy, Medical Anthropologist, Mental Health Counselor, Acupuncturist and Herbalist,

Sarah Van Hoy, a long-time faculty member specializing in Health Arts and Sciences but equally at home in SIS and IMA, says her work embraces “languages about the body and languages from the body and the possibilities and impossibilities of translating between, meaning, power and the poetics of bodies.” 323 more words

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Expansion of smart cities list to evenly distribute benefits

Real estate industry experts today welcomed the addition of 13 cities to the list of smart cities, saying it will distribute the benefits of urban development more evenly across the country and drive growth. 36 more words


I am summarizing some points from another Shelterforce Weekly article which made no sense. The author was recommending some policies for renting properties funded through the new National Housing Trust Fund. 80 more words

Affordable Housing