A recent report by AARP Foundation and the Harvard Joint Center of Housing Studies found that nearly 20 million older adults live in unaffordable and unsafe housing. Twenty million households are paying over 30 percent of their income on housing,... More
Eau Claire is a mid-sized Wisconsin community with a city population of 70,000 and a metro area population of 150,000. Downtown Eau Claire has become a vibrant place in the last several years. Thanks to the efforts of local business... More
In the days leading up to Super Bowl 50, hundreds of thousands of people visited “Super Bowl City” in San Francisco, a temporary amusement park filled with concerts, exhibits and even enormous virtual reality games. Across the bay in Oakland,... More
“In the end it wasn’t so much about the money, it was about prompting people to think up ideas and to work together to get them done,” Gartner says. Simultaneously, Principal, the insurance company, was taking the lead on a $70... More
In recent years, communities across the United States have approved ballot initiatives to levy a tax to support public transit. Fortunately, in many ways, Illinois is ahead on public transit. The state provides strong support for transit, and mass transit districts... More
“People always say, ‘well Monte you have vision,’” says Monte Anderson, a 57-year-old small-scale developer in the Greater Dallas region. “There is no vision. I have one thing: I have desperation. Out of desperation, just to have a coffee... More
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