- Blair Ruble of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars discusses the Changing Face of Russian Cities
- Check out this PD&R Organizational Overview Video on YouTube!
- Sustainable Urban Housing Competition Wrap-Up
- See a blog and video clip about HUD’s new partnership agreement with BCLC here:
USAID Launch News Making Cities Work Website
Cities and towns are now home to more than half the world’s population. With the developing world absorbing most of this urban growth, harnessing the promise of rapid urbanization is not just a good idea, it’s a necessity. USAID works to strengthen inclusive cities that adequately serve their citizens, encouraging people to live productive lives in safe and healthy communities.
UN Habitat Ambassador Joan Clos Visits Washington, DC:
Read a Citiwire article on the visit here: http://citiwire.net/post/2613/
Read the UN Habitat updates on the visit here: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?cid=9577&catid=5&typeid=6&subMenuId=0
- The HUDdle- Official HUD Blog: http://hud-blog.omnitecinc.com/
- The University of Pennsylvania’s Anchor Institutions Toolkit for Neighborhoods Revitalization:
- Changemakers Sustainable Urban Housing Competition
- Detroit Free Press article on German Marshall Fund Study Tour
PPPI: Partnerships for a Purpose
On behalf of our members and others in the field of philanthropy, the Council on Foundations has launched the Public-Philanthropic Partnership Initiative (PPPI). This Initiative connects the innovations and best practices of foundations with the government agencies ready to broaden the reach of philanthropic investments. Learn more about the federal stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), share your innovations and best practices and see what the Council is doing to promote partnerships.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:
- Strengthen American democracy;
- Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and
- Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living memorial to Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States from 1913 to 1921.
The American Planning Association brings together thousands of people — practicing planners, citizens, elected officials — committed to making great communities happen.
National Housing Finance Corporation
The National Housing Finance Corporation (NHFC) was set up by the Department of Housing in 1996 with a mandate to ensure that every South African with a regular source of income is able to gain access to finance, to acquire and improve a home of his or her own.
Department of Human Settlements
Department of Human Settlements: Republic of South Africa
HUD's new Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program
For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding nearly $100 million in new grants to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced that 45 regional areas will receive funding through a new initiative intended to build economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good jobs, quality schools and transportation.
NeighborWorks America Training and Certification
Working Together for Strong Communities™
Recap of Greenbuild 2010 International Conference and Expo
Greenbuild International Conference and Expo