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‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’ purpose

Mar. 5, 2021 10:48 am

‘If you start to address the affordable housing issue, you will begin to address the poverty issue’

The Philadelphia Coalition for Affordable Communities tackles the city’s housing crisis with its Land Justice Campaign.
Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help purpose

Apr. 15, 2019 2:19 pm

Neighborhood gardens grow community as much as food. Now there is online tool to help

Grounded in Philly, relaunched April 11, fosters relationships between community gardeners and municipal authorities while supporting food access and leveraging vacant land policies.
View the percentage of vacant properties in each Philly neighborhood with this nifty tool method

Mar. 14, 2017 8:02 am

View the percentage of vacant properties in each Philly neighborhood with this nifty tool

An app from a handful of city departments allows you to find where vacant lots and buildings are and who owns them.
Crowdsourcing in Boston, Food Access in New Orleans and Revitalization in Newark – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Mar. 17, 2015 8:30 am

Crowdsourcing in Boston, Food Access in New Orleans and Revitalization in Newark – Social Impact Across the U.S.

Boston’s City Hall Plaza   This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: Boston is crowdsourcing ideas from its well-educated residents on how to redevelop City Hall Plaza, the long-neglected center of civic life in the city. CityLab looks at the opportunity and limits of reaching outside government for ideas. Some promising ideas, including a […]
Watch: SHIFT_DESIGN Reveals Project to Reoccupy Vacant Lots purpose

Apr. 10, 2014 1:05 pm

Watch: SHIFT_DESIGN Reveals Project to Reoccupy Vacant Lots

SHIFT_DESIGN does not design iconic buildings or civic monuments, but it has nonetheless left an imprint on the built environment of the city through its bike corrals, parklets, planters and rooftop gardens, each of which form the building blocks of more sustainable and livable streets. The Philadelphia-based firm’s latest project addresses the one of the […]