March 25, 2019 A new Steering Committee has come together to determine the methods, structure, and resources to sustain a long-term effort that brings attention and support to America’s middle neighborhoods. The Steering Committee is comprised of nearly 20 confirmed members, including prominent practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and funders working at national, state, and local levels […]
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March 25, 2019 By Tania Menesse, City of Cleveland We are pleased to announce that Jason Powers has accepted the position of Middle Neighborhoods Project Director. For the past four years he has served as Director of Marketing and Development for Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation – in this role, he supported Jeff Verespej’s leadership […]
April 2, 2019 By Nelson Beckford, The Cleveland Foundation Think about curb cuts for a minute. Fifty years ago, wheelchair users found it difficult to navigate city streets because of the sharp sidewalk drop-offs making it impossible to travel city blocks without assistance. Well organized advocacy and lobbying led to solutions such as curb cuts, […]
March 25, 2019 By Paul Brophy, Brophy & Reilly LLC Approximately 200 people concerned about America’s middle neighborhoods met at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on November 13-14, 2018 to advance practice, research and policy priorities regarding middle neighborhoods—those neighborhoods in America’s cities, suburbs and towns that are neither strong and vibrant nor deeply […]
March 25, 2019 By Tamika Gauvin, City of Baltimore The Baltimore Innovation Team (i-team) recently kicked off its work on middle neighborhoods, where one-third of the city’s vacant houses reside. There are 22 national and global “i-teams”, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, that are charged with working on issues that mayors identify as intractable challenges in […]
March 25, 2019 The American Assembly is pleased to announce that the Joseph & Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, a Baltimore-based group of family foundations, is providing a grant to support the nationwide Community of Practice.
March 25, 2019 The primary purpose of the Community of Practice (CoP) is to facilitate peer-to-peer learning and technical assistance opportunities. The Community of Practice has two practitioner co-chairs, Nedra Sims-Fears of Greater Chatham Initiative in Chicago and Jeff Verespej of Old Brooklyn CDC in Cleveland. They work with American Assembly staff Pamela Puchalski and […]
March 13, 2019 | Next City By Michael Norton There is a movement in many American cities to stabilize the property tax base, as the revenues it produces are critical to adequate city services. As Chicagoans head to the polls to pick their next mayor, there is heightened attention on the pressing need to shore […]
Detroit Future City Detroit Future City is proud to introduce “Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class: The Opportunity for a Prosperous Detroit,” an in-depth look at the quantitative and qualitative aspects of African-American middle-class households and the value that the African-American middle class provides to communities. Across the nation, there are more than 45 million middle-class […]
March 7, 2019 | The New Localism By Bruce Katz and Ross Baird Our continued visits to Opportunity Zones across the country (most recently Austin, Dayton, Kansas City, Norfolk, Baltimore, and San Antonio) and our conversations with literally dozens of practitioners reinforce our sense that the new federal tax incentive is (unexpectedly and slowly) driving […]
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