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Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities (Full Report)

A vibrant movement is changing the landscape, economic outlook, and vitality of cities across the country. The recent recession affected many low income communities -- taking with it manufacturing centers, jobs, and people while leaving behind abandoned homes and vacant lots. Now a new crop of urban farmers, along with activists, and community organizations are turning that land into...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Fostering Equitable Foreclosure Recovery

Informs policy discussions about foreclosure recovery, describes the federal program created to help communities recover, shares case studies of efforts in three regions in the Northwest, and suggests policy recommendations for ensuring equitable recovery and building a more just system of housing finance for future generations.

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Categories: Equitable Economy
2012

Equity Agenda for 99 Percent SOTU Letter

Presents a letter, signed by over 100 organizations nationwide, on the eve of President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, urging the President and Congress to plan for an equitable future—one in which everyone can participate and prosper.

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Categories: Infrastructure

PolicyLink 2012 Budget Analysis

Analyzes the February 14 release by President Obama of his proposed FY2012 budget, which supports innovation, transportation, clean energy infrastructure, education, and much more; the budget sets out a policy framework for a stronger America.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

PolicyLink 2013 Budget Analysis

Analyzes President Obama's vision for the future, as outlined in his 2012 State of the Union Address and his proposed budget for FY 2013, as it promotes economic and social equity through programs and policies that will level the playing field, invest in America's neighborhoods, and give all people a fair chance to succeed.

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Categories: Equitable Economy

America's Tomorrow: Equity is the Superior Growth Model

Puts forward a new vision of America’s future: lifts up the challenges that the nation must address to succeed and highlights continued racial gaps and disparities, reviews current and future demographic shifts, and suggests initial steps toward building an equity-driven growth model based on the innovative work being done in communities across the country.

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Denise Fairchild

Take a look at this interview with Angela Glover Blackwell and Denise Fairchild, president and CEO of the Emerald Cities Collaborative (ECC), a national nonprofit network of organizations working together to advance a sustainable environment while creating greater economic opportunities for all. Listen as Denise explains how ECC creates partnerships between the labor, business, and investor...

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Ted Howard

What comes to mind for you when you think about independence? Watch this interview Angela Glover Blackwell conducted with Ted Howard, executive director of The Democracy Collaborative. Ted talks about how to bring independence to communities around the country by creating cooperatives and leveraging buying power to empower residents to live in a truly democratic society.

The “America's...

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Categories: Infrastructure

Community Campaigns for Infrastructure Equity: A Review of Four Case Studies

This report, prepared for the Commission on San Diego Regional Infrastructure & Equity, presents case studies of community campaigns for infrastructure equity from Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Washington, DC; San Joaquin Valley, CA; and San Antonio, TX. Though each case study describes dramatically different approach to infrastructure equity, four main ingredients for campaign success...

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