Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2012 October

Moving from Poverty to Prosperity: An Integrated Approach to Community Development

In a commentary for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, a leading non-partisan forum on poverty, Nancy O. Andrews, president and CEO of the Low Income Investment Fund, and David Erickson, director of the Center for Community Development Investment of the Federal Reserve Bank of San …

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Rail~Volution 2012

Building Livable Communities with Transit Conference October 14-17, 2012 Los Angeles, CA Rail~Volution is a conference of developers, business leaders, planners, local elected officials, transit operators, and government officials, who want to engage in discussion about building livab…

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OFN Conference 2012: Let’s Create Opportunities for USA

Let’s Create Opportunities for USA October 15-18, 2012 San Antonio, TX The 2012 Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) Conference, “Let’s Create Opportunities for USA,” will feature CDFIs from across the nation that are working together to invest in underserved communitie…

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What Does “Community Development” Mean to You?

On the Urban Institute’s MetroTrends blog, Margery Turner posted a piece on the expanding definition of the community development sector outlined in Investing in What Works for America’s Communities. She notes that the field continues to focus on improving neighborhoods bu…

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