Reconnecting America Project Manager Elizabeth Wampler will be participating in the Department of Housing and Urban Development Technical Assistance Implementation Site Visit and Peer Exchange in Seattle on July 9-11. The technical assistance program is part of HUD's Capacity Building for Sustainable Communities grant program.
URBAN ISSUESNashville's Symphony In Trouble
Nashville has been on a roll in recent years, with a rapidly growing population (including a rapidly expanding immigrant base), robust job growth (#1 among large cities in 2012 on a percentage basis), and lots of positive national press.
Program Director Catherine Cox Blair, with our CTOD partner the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Stefanie Shull, will be leading the (Re-)Emerging Economies Action Team Learning from Place Workshop on June 4-5 at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore. The (Re-) Emerging Economies Action Team (REEAcT) is a coalition of regions and communities that face slow or declining market sectors, high concentrations of poverty, fragmented governments, and limited capacity and resources. The effort is part of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities funded by HUD, DOT and EPA.
URBAN ISSUESCities Ramp Up Data Projects, Innovation
Dubuque, Iowa, has a population of just under 60,000, but it's doing something few other cities of its size have ever tried. It's embedding technology in utility meters to collect and analyze water, gas and electricity use
URBAN ISSUESProblem with Silicon Valley, No Housing Boom
The enormous wealth that’s pouring into Silicon Valley ought to be trickling down to at least some extent as a vast array of local service providers gain jobs and income as chefs, waiters, doctors, nurses, yoga instructors, gardeners, interior decorators, taxi drivers, accountants, opthamologists, tailors, and housekeepers to the new money elite.