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"In Like a Lion" East Side Neighborhood Improvement Campaign

The Metropolitan State University community is invited participate in a new campaign, championed by Saint Paul Council member Jane Prince, Ward 7, which aims to gather input on what you would like to see in vacant lots and building near the Saint Paul Metropolitan State campus. 83 more words


The Bible and Neighborhood Memory

Earlier today Lisa Schweitzer posted a short piece pointing out what she labels as the anti-NIMBY politics of a particular Biblical verse, Isaiah 5:8. You can go over to her place for a range of translations, but for my purposes I like the Hebrew text and translation offered by the essential… 870 more words

Urban Design

How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub by Christa Hillstrom — YES! Magazine

***Community Development Series: Working Together in NE Minneapolis***

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          There is a simple answer to so many of the problems we are confronting: work together, where you are, with what is there and you will make a difference. 100 more words

Placemaking for Sustainable Development


Communities everywhere are looking for ways to strengthen their economic competitiveness and to do so in less wasteful and more sustainable ways. Placemaking and branding are sometimes considered too ephemeral to be a development strategy, yet, they are very cost effective. 820 more words

Municipal Economics

Community Development & Gentrification: A Tale of Two Cities

For decades city planners, economists, and social justice advocates have wrestled with the challenge of improving blighted or low-income neighborhoods without making them unaffordable to current residents. 1,633 more words