In this month’s Spotlight, we’re highlighting resources and tools to help practitioners build the strength of local commercial districts.
In a recent publication from the San Francisco Federal Reserve, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones offers a chapter detailing the role of arts and culture in the community development toolbox. Creative placemaking, writes Jones, “unleashes community power and innovative solutions that drive economic prosperity.”
This guide from Enterprise Community Partners offers practical guidance for the construction of housing that can withstand the impacts of future disasters, including strategies to make buildings themselves stronger and less vulnerable to storms’ impacts, as well as retrofits to improve habitability when homes lose power for extended periods.
In this Spotlight on Supporting Returning Citizens, we’ve highlighted resources to help Community Development practitioners understand the critical needs of returning citizens, as well as some strategies already underway to support them.