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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 29, 2016 EX-FEMA contractor says agency shortchanged Superstorm Sandy victims

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — A former contractor for the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday he was told to deny or underpay claims exceeding certain ranges in deciding compensation for Superstorm Sandy victims.

April 21, 2016 Sydney Sets Benchmark In Sustainability

Source: The Urban Developer

Global leaders reinforced Sydney’s status as a leader in sustainability at the 2016 Green Cities Conference last month in Sydney, where industry figures gathered in a bid to set higher benchmarks for forward-thinking development...

April 8, 2016 Mortgage rates plummet to lows not seen in more than a year

Source: Washington Post

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury bond nosedived nearly 11 basis points (a basis point is 0.01 percentage point) last week, marking its biggest weekly decline in two months

Research & Insights

March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint Crisis

Source: The Atlantic

The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...

January 29, 2016 Ignored at COP21, sustainable agriculture is vital to climate mitigation

EurActiv.com - EurActiv France reports. "Three quarters of French methane emissions come from agriculture," said Jean Jouzel, the vice-president of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "But in spite of this,...

January 21, 2016 U.S. News Unveils 2016 Best Countries Rankings

Source: US News

What makes a country the best? Is it leadership? Military might? Economic strength? A rich and deep vein of culture and history? Freedom, a stable government and transparency when it comes to business and the political process?

Commentary & Opinion

March 11, 2016 Want Equality? Start with Providing Housing That People Can Afford

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed. [more]

September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source: Reuters

The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...

July 7, 2015 The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

Source: Huff Post

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. Around the world, municipal orders of government are typically...


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