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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

April 11, 2014 At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report

Source: The Guardian

It is already taking shape as the 21st century urban nightmare: a big storm hits a city like Shanghai, Mumbai, Miami or New York, knocking out power supply and waste treatment plants, washing out entire neighbourhoods and...

April 9, 2014 The law’s role in supporting sustainable cities

Source: nEWS @ nORTHEASTERN

Toward the end of former Envi­ron­mental Pro­tec­tion Agency admin­is­trator Carol Browner’s eight-??year stint on the job, the EPA exam­ined the his­tory of the Clean Air Act and com­pared the costs to industry to achieve air...

April 8, 2014 Citigroup agrees $1.13bn settlement with investors

Source: BBC News

Citigroup is to pay $1.13bn (£676m) to settle claims by investors who had demanded it buy back billions in residential mortgage-backed securities. A group of 18 institutional investors asked the bank to make the offer to the...

Research & Insights

March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-being

Source: USA Today

The people of Provo, Utah, have the highest level of well-being and the folks around Huntington, W.Va., the lowest, at least according to the latest ranking of 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup and Healthways.

April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal Woes

Source: Bloomberg

Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.

December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms

Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...

Commentary & Opinion

April 22, 2014 Climate is right for clean energy firms

Source: Reuters

If you’re ecology minded, the news hasn’t been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly...

March 20, 2014 Why Cities Work Even When Washington Doesn't

The Atlantic - âBeing a mayor, especially in a âstrong mayorâ city system, gives you tremendous opportunities,â I was told early this year by Don Ness, the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota ... Greenville region...

October 18, 2013 Urban Metabolism and the Nature of Sustainable Cities

Source: Huff Post

Urban metabolism is an analogy. It describes the city as a living thing that requires inputs to nourish its activities, and once the flows into the city are used and metabolized, the system produces waste, just like a living...


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