Place Matters 10 Year Retrospective: redefining place-based community development in Cincinnati

This 10-year retrospective reflects on how far Place Matters communities have come, expands on the neighborhood context and highlights the communities’work. It includes details on the initiative and how is has matured over time as well as lessons learned that could inform those working in other communities to advance place-based strategies.

5.31.2016 -

Going Back To the Engagement Drawing Board

Community engagement is one of the bedrock principles of comprehensive community development. We talked to renowned community development expert and Institute fellow Jim Capraro about how to get engagement on track.

2.25.2016 -

Community Meeting How-To's (and How-Not-To's)

This CityLab blog entry gives organizers some tips and tricks for getting the most out of community meetings.

1.12.2014 -

Jim Capraro's One-on-one Engagement Interviews

The steps to follow in one-on-one engagement interviews in the comprehensive community development process.

1.12.2014 -

"Neighboring Toolkit: A Guide to Implementing Neighboring and Its Asset-Based Community Development Principles"

This toolkit, produced by the Points of Light Institute, provides a broad range of tools and links to resources for organizations seeking to bring “neighboring” into a community and integrate it into existing programming.