Land Banks and Community Land Trusts Partner to Unlock Affordable Housing Opportunities
By Emma Zehner, October 7, 2020
In cities across the United States, high housing costs and economic insecurity are making it increasingly hard to secure shelter. To address this crisis, land banks and community land trusts are creating new partnerships—and discovering common ground.
The Pandemic Has Underscored the Need for More Urban Parks. So What Comes Next?
By Kathleen McCormick, October 7, 2020
The benefits of parks and open space have long been documented, from improving public health to increasing property values. With COVID-19 necessitating new ways of using the public realm, city leaders are taking stock of the possibilities.
COVID-19 has thrust density into the spotlight, with critics and advocates rushing to debate its merits. But a closer look reveals the far more complicated issues powering this pandemic: overcrowding, lack of affordability, and racial and economic disparities.
Colleges, hospitals, and other institutions are embracing scenario planning as a tool to navigate the uncertainties of the COVID-19 crisis. We explore how the tool can be used in many contexts, and take a look at how Great Lakes communities have used scenario planning to prepare for rising waters.