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Richard Young

Director, North Limestone Community Development Corporation in Lexington

Reactivating the NoLi Neighborhood

PRESENTED ON OCT 16, 2014
IN LOUISVILLE @ VOL 14

Richard Young, with the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, presents on their work to transform a disinvested neighborhood in Lexington, Kentucky. Showcasing the power to rehabilitate neighborhoods by asking what the neighborhood wants and needs, and then delivering.

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Visual Art Initiatives in the St. Roch Neighborhood: The SRCC Artist Residency and Staple Goods

BY AARON COLLIER
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 20, 2013

Historically, New Orleans has been a city that nourishes and generates creativity amongst artists who stop in, stay for a period, or call it home.  The artist residency at St. Roch Community Church, as well as the collective and gallery space entitled Staple Goods, both aim to further galvanize the St. Roch and St. Claude neighborhoods of New Orleans in keeping such tradition.  Aaron Collier coordinated the inception of both of these enterprises with the sole intention of providing artists with opportunities in a neighborhood that has been, and continues to be, a gift to him and his family.

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Vision Smoketown

BY JESSICA BELLAMY
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Jessica Bellamy of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth discusses efforts to ensure that the revitalization of the Smoketown neighborhood aligns with the current residents.

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Russell Renaissance

BY HAVEN HARRINGTON
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Haven Harrington discusses ideas and initiatives to revitalize the Russell Neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky. He begins with a short history of the over 100 year old community, then focuses on its current state.

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NZ's First Community Led Wind Farm Development

BY CHRIS FREEAR
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

A community own wind farm is in the making, just north of Dunedin, New Zealand. Chris Freear, the director of Bueskin Energy Limited tells us the story of how it became apparent that this community needed to take back its power over the energy they use

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Get Involved!

BY JULIANNE SCHERER
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Julianne Scherer talks about her involvement in transforming her Sunnyside Mall neighborhood in Chicago's Uptown from an occasioanlly sketchy street into a dynamic, friendly and attractive community.

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Ice House on Main - Heritage Preservation in Support of Community Development

BY JOSE QUINTANA
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 28, 2017

Jose Quintana discusses AdventGX's heritage preservation model - a process that leverages a community centric mix of entrepreneurship, the arts, and science in support of the development of sustainable heritage preservation. The model is market demand driven along three sustainable development vectors: financial, social and environmental.

This conservative approach to community development uses behavioral and experimental economics to mitigate risks and lower barriers to entry when embarking on new heritage preservation initiatives, not only in underserved urban communities but also in rural settings where heritage based assets are particularly important contributors to quality of life improvements.

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Coming Together

BY THE NEIGHBORHOOD ANTHOLOGY PROJECT OF BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 31, 2017

As a collective of three artists, the Neighborhood Anthology Project is collaborating with Baton Rouge community members with the goal to use art as a platform to share all of our stories, to hear and be heard by our neighbors, to shed light on falsehoods and intolerances, and promote greater discourse that will lead to understanding and a unified community.

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Rethinking the Newark Waterfront

BY JAE SHIN
@ VOL 18 ON MAY 18, 2017

Architectural and urban designer Jae Shin talks in this PechaKucha presentation about how we might advocate for accountable development of our cities through imaginative, community-focused design and planning practices. 

Jae Shin is a partner at Hector, an urban design, planning & civic arts studio, where recent projects have included a memorial for an eco-feminist nun, a riverfront park, and a large-scale exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of the founding of Newark, NJ, including a crowd-sourced scale model. Jae has recently served as an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow at New York City Housing Authority, where she facilitated the agency’s efforts to define and implement design principles for safe, clean and connected communities. As an educator, Jae has led design studios at New Jersey Institute of Technology & Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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Border City Living

BY DEIDRE RITSCHE
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 31, 2017

Deidre Ritsche is incredibly passionate about the Windsor Essex-County community and has created a blog to connect with all of her favourite local people, places and things.

She belives that in order to thrive, we need to cherish our neighbourhoods and nurture our local businesses. She encourages everyone to get out and explore!