A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2017

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Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Interest

 

 

So You Want to Build a Little Free Library?

 

Want to get involved and establish a Little Free Library in your community? Here are some tips and resources to help you get started, along with photos of completed libraries to get your library design juices flowing.

 

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Small Projects, Deep Roots: Building Community through Crowdfunding

 

Founded in 2009, ioby (“in our backyards”) is a crowd-resourcing platform that helps neighborhood advocates turn ideas for their community into a reality.

 

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How To Start A Social Street in 5 Steps

Italy’s Social Streets was launched to increase opportunities for meaningful neighbour interaction through self-organizing groups.

 

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The popsicle test: what makes a city (or a neighborhood) good for children?

Low crime rates and affordable property preoccupy adults, but kids need something more: the ability to walk the streets and play out on their own.

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Get off the Ground with Community Investing

If you could’ve invested $1,000 in your favorite local business or development five years ago*, would you have done it? What would that $1,000 be worth today?

 

 

 

 

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