EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Site discusses the various efforts of the Chicago Rehab Network, a citywide
coalition of neighborhood based non-profit organization, to obtain and
sustain affordable housing in the Chicago region. The group advocates
for affordable housing at the local, state, and national level. CRN
looks to educate communities of the options in creating, acquiring,
and sustaining affordable housing and what issues must be addressed.
Study of Retail Economics
The Study is designed to calculate the economic impact of Andersonville’s
locally-owned businesses and assess the economic impact of increasing
chain store activity in the region.
for Community Change
The Center for Community Change focuses on projects creating stronger
voice for low-income and inner-city communities in shaping the development
of their communities." Transportation Equity Network (TEN) was
successful in creating a new federal initiative “ Access to jobs”
that authorizes $750 million over five years to assist low-income people
with transportation services to jobs. This initiative allowed for the
low-income residents of the neighborhood to remain viable.
The Greater Chicago Housing and Community Development Website is designed
to guide and assist policy makers, housing/community development professionals,
planners, researchers, developers and people seeking to buy or rent
a home. The website will make available a wealth of data and information
about the housing environment in Chicago and other communities throughout
Chicago Metropolis 2020 is a civic organization that had completed a
number studies related to sustainable and equitable development in the
Site discusses the Chicago Rehab Network’s training series for
educating and empowering staff and members of community based affordable
Rehab Network - Development without displacement
Site details some of important aspect of gentrification and displacement
in the city of Chicago. Also the site lists the various resources available
to inhibit gentrification. A very comprehensive website about gentrification
and its various components. The site offers insight into strategies
used for other cities. Most of the various resources list focus on obtaining
affordable housing in low-income neighborhood.
Reinvestment Act - PolicyLink
This site deals with the Community Reinvestment Act, which has caused
financial institutions to look at investing in small community business.
The Community Reinvestment act is away to obtain equitable development
in a community by maintaining the local economy. Through investing in
local business the community can maintain the job market for the residents.
The Community Reinvestment Act was successful tool used in a South Central
Neighborhood of Los Angeles California.
Another Washington group that seeks to promote and create equitable
development in the Washington D.C. area. They have an initiative, which
includes an examination of neighborhood experiencing three stages of
Development - PolicyLink
Details the resources and steps necessary to accomplish equitable development
with in a community. Also tells about the various levels of government
and organizing that one may encounter. Tools are based on the most successful
strategies developed in culturally diverse communities around the country
to create equitable development.
Science Shop Network
Three of the four partners on this project are members of the International
Science Shop Network (ISSNET). This is a European Commission funded
network of science shops that focuses on promoting community involvement
in both university and non-university research. Centers do work ranging
from improving environmental quality to equitable urban development.
ISSNET is also hosting an international conference in February 2005
in Seville, Spain.
A nonprofit development and public policy organization. Details effort
to create equitable development through creating affordable housing
and revitalizing communities.
A group that is based in D.C. They promote equitable development in
the area by fostering sustainable communities in Washington D.C. They
work now to enhance neighborhoods.
Community Building Network
Details organizations involved in equitable development and other resources
required in acquiring equitable development for a community. National
Community Building Network is a group that seeks promotion of equitable
development as opposed to gentrification. Also, list sites of partner
Offers links and recommended resources in equitable development and
the new economy.
for Smart Growth
University-Community Collaboration for Better Public Spaces.
The Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists,
academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and
environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental
change in our political and economic systems.
paper: Dealing with Neighborhood Change: A Primer on Gentrification
and Policy Choices
Highlights approaches at policy alternatives for dealing with issues
Links to various articles and sites about equitable development. Speaks
about the current environment that would be encountered in dealing with
equitable development. In-depth examination gentrification in cities
such as Chicago and Austin.