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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

March 26, 2015 Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change

Source: The Guardian

Leaders and representatives of 30 European cities will gather in Paris on Thursday to declare their commitment to “clean” policies to fight climate change. Officials will also sign a declaration agreeing to use their collective...

February 11, 2015 These cities have figured out how to grow sustainably

Source: Quartz

European cities are living up to their reputation for being greener and more pleasant than cities in the US and the rest of the world. That’s according to a top-10 list of sustainable cities released by the design and engineering...

December 10, 2014 Lessons from 10 Years of Urban Sustainability in Grand Rapids

Governing - When Grand Rapids conducted its first emissions inventory in 2009, it combined elements from different methodologies recommended by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, ICLEI, the EPA and the...

Research & Insights

March 4, 2015 How Climate Change Will Alter New York City’s Skyline

Source: Wired

Last week, The New York City Panel on Climate Change released a new report detailing exactly how climate scientists expect New York City to change over over the next 100 years, focusing on projected increases in temperature and...

February 23, 2015 Ancient cities grew pretty much like modern ones, say scientists

Source: CS Monitor

A study of archeological data from ancient Mexican settlements reveals remarkable similarities between pre-Colombian cities and modern ones, lending support to the idea that urban spaces are shaped by universal social behaviors....

February 3, 2015 How Obama wants to spend Americans' money next year: an agency-by-agency look

Source: Star Tribune

But it goes fast when your budget stretches from aging highways to medical care to space travel and more.Here's an agency-by-agency look at how President Barack Obama would spend Americans' money in the 2016 budget year beginning...

Commentary & Opinion

September 15, 2014 Column: Investing for positive change in the world

Source: West Fair Online

All around us, there’s growing awareness and concern about the impact of business practices on our environment and society. Increasingly, civic-minded consumers are interested not just in the quality and cost of the goods and...

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...


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