Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

2015 October

The Changing Face of Transit in the Bay Area, LA and Beyond

By Craig Adelman and Thomas Tsun-Hung Yee of the Low Income Investment Fund The convergence of transit and community development has gained increasing acceptance across the United States for nearly two decades in the form of transit oriented development (TOD). But the emergence of equ…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 26, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. Vox (10/25/15) Prison Sentences Are Getting Shorter. But Racial Disparities Are Getting Worse. There’s good news and bad news about sentences in federal prison. The good news: Pris…

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Measuring the Health Value of Community Development: An Interview with Doug Jutte on MeasureUp

Last month, the Build Healthy Places Network (BHPN) launched MeasureUp, a new online portal that features a wide range of tools to help measure the health impact of community development efforts. The Ideas Blog editors recently interviewed BHPN’s Executive Director, Dr. Doug Jutte, to…

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What Works News Round-Up – October 19, 2015

In the News Here is some of the latest poverty and community development news from this past week. The Wall Street Journal (10/18/15) A Better Way to Measure Poverty In the U.S., a new, nuanced tool can help policy makers and social-services providers understand the country’s most acu…

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