Equitable Development as a Tool to Advance Racial Equity

November 28, 2018

As some cities rebound from decades of suburbanization and disinvestment, many have hailed the improvements that come with increased public and private investment and higher tax revenues. However, the benefits...

A Shared Vision Led Dubuque Through Uncertain Economic Times

September 14, 2017

Spurred by a depressed economy in the 1980s, Dubuque leveraged partnerships and residents’ strengths to put the city back on the map. By creating common goals and a shared identity...

25 Years of Healthy Communities: an interview with Tyler Norris

January 13, 2014

May 2, 2013

2013 All-America City Finalist

Reviving Route 40: Lakewood, Colorado

July 8, 2011

This is my latest post on the State of the Re: Union Website...

All-America City Projects: Dakota County, Nebraska

June 9, 2011

We are sad to say that Dakota County won’t be attending the All-America City Awards in Kansas City because of a flooding situation back home.  Our best wishes go out...

All-America Stories: Fayetteville

June 1, 2011

This video from Fayetteville is the first submission in our All-America Stories video contest. The entry with the most “likes” on our Facebook page will be announced the winner on...

South Bend, Newsweek and being an All-America City Award finalist

February 16, 2011

The Observer, a student newspaper for Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College ponders the question of how South Bend, Indiana could appear on Newsweek’s recent list of dying cities in...

Gastonia, North Carolina: 2010 All America City

October 15, 2010

In honor of Gaston County’s upcoming community celebration, we made this short video about Gastonia’s All-America City Award-winning projects. A city of about 74,000 in the Charlotte region, Gastonia, like...

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