A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2021


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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.



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.



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.



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.


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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