Neighborhood Success Stories

Author: Carol Lamberg
Publisher: Empire State Editions
ISBN: 9780823279203
Format: PDF
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This book illustrates examples of successful community development on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and in the Bronx, using seven different methods of finance, only one of which is still available today. The buildings were developed between 1975 and 1997.

South Bronx Battles

Author: Carolyn McLaughlin
Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520288971
Format: PDF, ePub
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Community activist Carolyn McLaughlin takes us on a journey of the South Bronx through the eyes of its community members. Facing burned-out neighborhoods of the 1970s, the community fought back. McLaughlin illustrates the spirit of the community in creating a vibrant, diverse culture and its decades-long commitment to develop nonprofit housing and social-services, and to advocate for better education, health care, and a healthier environment. For the South Bronx to remain a safe haven for poor families, maintaining affordable housing is the central—but most challenging—task. South Bronx Battles is the comeback story of a community that was once in crisis but now serves as a beacon for other cities to rebuild, while keeping their neighborhoods affordable.

Resilience for All

Author: Barbara Brown Wilson
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610918932
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the United States, people of color are disproportionally more likely to live in environments with poor air quality, in closeproximity to toxic waste, and in locations more vulnerable to climate change and extreme weather events. In many vulnerable neighborhoods, structural racism and classism prevent residents from having a seat at the table when decisions are made about their community. In an effort to overcome power imbalances and ensure local knowledgeinforms decision-making, a new approach to community engagement is essential. In Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson looks at less conventional, but often more effective methods to makecommunities more resilient. She takes an in-depth look at what equitable, positive change through community-drivendesign looks like in four communities—East Biloxi, Mississippi; the Lower East Side of Manhattan; the Denbyneighborhood in Detroit, Michigan; and the Cully neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. These vulnerable communities haveprevailed in spite of serious urban stressors such as climate change, gentrification, and disinvestment. Wilson looks at how the lessons in the case studies and other examples might more broadly inform future practice. She shows how community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities.

Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations

Author: Ram A. Cnaan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387329331
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although the way associations and the organization of local social life are intertwined is one of the oldest approaches to community study, the way citizens and residents come together informally to act and solve problems has rarely been a primary focus. Associations are central to important and developing areas of social theory and social action. This handbook takes voluntary associations as the starting point for making sense of communities. It offers a new perspective on voluntary organizations and gives an integrated, yet diverse, theoretical understanding of this important aspect of community life.

The Encyclopedia of Housing

Author: Willem van Vliet
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761913320
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This authoritative resource brings into focus the many important connections among the different disciplines in the field of housing - planning, architecture, social sciences, environmental design, business law and others. The Encyclopedia of Housing assists in the conceptualization of housing problems and outlines methods for studying and resolving them. While much of the work focuses on the USA, there are also essays on housing in Western Europe and Japan, and on the World Bank and the World Health Organization. Given the inclusion of broad thematic material and subjects of relevance to housing in all industrialized countries, The Encyclopedia of Housing will be a vital resource for researchers, practitioners and students everywhere.

The Business of Affordable Housing

Author: Deborah L. Myerson
Publisher: Urban Land Inst
ISBN: 9780874209778
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book profiles the business practices of ten affordable housing developers, both for-profit and nonprofit, and includes insights from the companys leader on the current and future state of affordable housing development in America. Find out how the best in the business assess market demand, determine product types and sizes, select financing options, handle property management, and ensure the growth and sustainability of their organizations.