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Three Ideas Could Shift Housing from Outputs to Outcomes
In October, the Urban Institute challenged attendees at the Foundations for the Future of Housing conference to design an intervention that could increase stability, well-being, or racial…
Using Data to Inform Community-Driven Decision Making in East Garfield Park
A critical component of the Institute for Housing Studies’ (IHS) applied research model includes technical assistance to community groups and custom data analysis that illustrates different…
Garfield Park urban farm planning upgrades
FarmWorks wants to build rain garden to help prevent flooding
City Wants To Fix Dangerous West Side Streets By Adding Bike Lanes, Pedestrian Islands And More With $6 Million Infrastructure Plan
GARFIELD PARK — Some of the most dangerous streets in the city for deadly crashes are on the West Side. Now, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and West Side community members are hoping to change that with…
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden hosts Food Sovereignty Action Day Sat. May 18th
Kuumba Tre-Ahm Community Garden will be hosting a Food Sovereignty Action Day at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The event, organized by Advocates for Urban Agriculture, will bring together community…

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