The Community Engagement Toolkit helps guide such efforts, with a particular focus on equity and inclusion. So that readers will consider external and internal factors in their engagement efforts, the toolkit asks practitioners to answer a series of questions while they are designing their engagement strategies.
Implement Inclusive Economic Development
An interactive tool produced by the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Initiative and Fiscal Policy Institute explores the unrealized potential for increased immigrant home ownership in 23 legacy cities.
The AARP Livable Communities initiative provides a collection of reports and how-to guides that address several livability issues, including aging in place, walkability and pedestrian safety, and inclusive transportation and public realm design.
Produced by PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, the National Equity Atlas provides equity indicators, with data broken down by race and ethnicity. These include demographic data, measures of economic vitality and workforce readiness, and estimates of the impact of reducing inequitable outcomes.
Produced by the Welcoming Economies (WE) Global Network and tailored to conditions in legacy cities, this online toolkit includes sample policies, strategies, and programs to unlock the potential of and opportunities for refugees, immigrants, and American-born community members.
Establishing and maintaining affordable manufacturing space for growing small business in one of Pittsburgh’s most distressed communities
A program that offers paid summer employment and training in environmental conservation to local young residents—primarily low-income youth of color
A technical assistance and low-interest financing program that helps homeowners improve and maintain the physical and economic value of older homes
Connecting immigrant entrepreneurs to opportunities for business grants and incentives through inclusive community outreach
Developing early-stage small businesses and nonprofits with entrepreneurs who strengthen and diversify the city’s economy.
Pairing basic landscaping and site improvements with maintenance services for the creation of public open spaces on otherwise vacant lots
Supporting emerging food service businesses with yearlong business support services and a prominent downtown food service storefront