Community Service / Citizen Participation

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Author(s)Center for Technology in Government Date2001 Source Center for Technology in Government AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: San Jose Case Study, Part One: The Urban-Growth Boundary
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 5:22pm
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Author(s)Community Benchmarks Program Date2006 Source Syracuse University AbstractAlthough residential and commercial development seems to spread without regard to political boundaries, much of the Syracuse metropolitan area lies within Onondaga County. Metropolitan area is defined as the city and the communities around it which draw much of their livelihood from the city and use... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:37pm
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Author(s)U.S. Department of Commerce Economics and Statistics Administration Date2003 Source U.S. CENSUS BUREAU AbstractUsing Census Data to Help Local Communities: Census Information Centers at Work highlights examples of how Census Information Centers (CICs) use census data to serve underserved communities (such as rural, youth, physically challenged, racial, and ethnic... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:05pm
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Author(s)George W. Putnam, Ron P. Baiman, Allan B. Ross Date2006 Source The State of Working Illinois AbstractThe large number of workers born during the Baby Boom of 1946 through 1964 will be eligible toleave the workforce during the next few decades. Studies have documented the implications of this trend for consumer spending, demand for services, product development, and... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 2:01pm
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Author(s) Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2008 Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation Abstract N/AAccess through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Experts_Online_Archive_Meeting_the_Challenge_of_Distressed_Property_Investors
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:45am
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Author(s) Southern Environmental Law Center Date 2007 Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation Abstract In September 2007 the Southern Environmental Law Center and Virginia Local Initiatives Support Corporation released Connections and Choices: Affordable Housing and Smarter Growth in the Greater Richmond Area. The report showsthe enormous economic, health,... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:41am
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Author(s)Detroit LISC Date2008 SourceDetroit LISC AbstractDespite the challenging economic and financial turbulence that has shaken all of our collective confidences, Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a local organization within the national LISC network, is driving change in Detroit’s neighborhoods. LISC is the largest national community development... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:36am
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Author(s) Local Initiatives Support Corporation Date2009 Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation Abstract N/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Lower_Broadway_retail_scan
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:33am
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Author(s)Marjorie Cohen, Melanie Schmidt, Keith Spadaro Date  2009 SourceLocal Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThis publication is part of a series published by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Community Safety Initiative as part of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards program. Sponsored by MetLife Foundation since 2002, the Awards... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:30am
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Author(s)Roberta Neff, Tera Harden, Lieutenant Ken Reya Date2009 Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThis publication is part of a series published by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Community Safety Initiative as part of the MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards program. Sponsored by MetLife Foundation since 2002, the Awards celebrate... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:26am
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Author(s) Chris Walker, Sarah Rankin, Francisca Winston Date 2010 Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation AbstractThis report concludes that most local LISC offices have in fact introduced the core elements of the Chicago approach, an extremely encouraging result given the wide differences in economic, social, and political conditions across the 10 demonstration... read more
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:22am
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Author(s)Kimberly Burnett, Christopher Herbert, Anne St. George, Bulbul Kaul Date 2010 Source Abt associations Inc. AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF: Quantitative_evaluation_Center_for_Working_Families
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:14am
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Author(s) Elise Balboni, Project Director Dateunidentified Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) AbstractCharter schools operate under a charter, or contract, with state-approved authorizing entities, such as local school districts, state departments of education, universities, other nonprofit groups, or specialized chartering boards. Like other public... read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:17pm
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Author(s)Elise Balboni, Project Director Date unidentified Source Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) AbstractDespite charter schools’ benefits for many communities and their success in improving student achievement (see "Why Charter Schools?"), there continues to be a mismatch in the market between the perception and reality of their creditworthiness for... read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:12pm
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Author(s) Elise Balboni, Wendy Berry, Charles Wolfson Date2011 Source The Educational Facilities Financing Center of Local Initiatives Support Corporation Abstract With approximately 500 tax-exempt bond transactions completed to date, the charter school sector of the municipal market continues to gain size and momentum and has emerged as much more than a fragmented... read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:58pm
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Author(s) Emory Law Professor Frank S. Alexander Date2011 Source  the Center for Community Progress Abstract In this volume, Emory Law Professor Frank S. Alexander explores the development of land banks in a variety of communities across the country, addressing the conditions, history and legal structures of each. In comparing and contrasting the legal... read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:43pm
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Author(s) Charlie Frear Date unidentified Source Upper Etowah River Alliance Abstract The Upper Etowah River Alliance is an innovative partnership involving watershed stakeholders, regional planning and conservation agencies, university researchers and county government. It was initiated by efforts to protect 610 square miles of the Upper Etowah River watershed... read more
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:27pm
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Author(s) Tommy Smith Date unidentified Source The City of Hampton Abstract Addressing future water and sewer needs is rarely simple for local governments but it seems to have gotten more complicated recently. The push toward reducing duplication of services, as set by the Service Delivery Strategy Act of 1997, is forcing local governments to cooperate in a... read more
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 11:22pm
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Author(s) Michigan Energy Office  Date 2000 Source Michigan Energy Office AbstractN/A Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAADownload PDF:Cherry_Capital_Cycling_Club_Green_Commuting_Project
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:11pm
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Author(s) Michigan Energy Office Date1996  Source Michigan Energy Office Abstract The Bay de Noc Community College installed fourteen light pipes in its Extension center Building in July 1996 as part of the Energy Office's light pipe pilot program. This program was funded by the Department of Energy's State Energy Program. The objective was to promote new energy... read more
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 3:15am
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Author(s) Mark Wilson   Date  2008    Source  the Local Initiatives Support Corporation   Abstract  Graffiti also marks gang turf, claims credit for violence and sets off of a cycle of retaliation that causes harm and instills fear. Cleaning up graffiti can therefore be a catalyst for both improved safety and economic development, as... read more
Monday, August 29, 2011 - 3:41pm
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Author(s)Molly K. Brush Date2009 SourceASQ AbstractSingapore’s Housing and Development Board used quality tools to develop a new product, the Gradient Measuring Tool, to measure the gradient of ramps in its housing communities. The Gradient Measuring Tool reduced the amount of time it took to assess a ramp’s gradient by 89.5 percent. The team that developed the Gradient Measuring... read more
Friday, August 26, 2011 - 11:57am
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Author(s)Larry Ledebur and Jill Taylor Date2008 SourceBROOKINGS AbstractPart of the larger Northeast Ohio regional economy, the Akron metropolitan area is composed of two counties (Summit and Portage) with a population of just over 700,000, and is surrounded by three other metropolitan areas. Akron is located approximately 40 miles south of Cleveland, 50 miles west of Youngstown,... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:06am
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Author(s)Amy Liu Date2010 SourceBROOKINGS AbstractDuring a Senate subcommittee hearing, Amy Liu discussed greater New Orleans' progress over the past five years. She outlined how federal and state leaders can use the recent opportunities presented by the Great Recession and post-oil spill recovery to build on promising developments since Hurricane Katrina and continue to reinvent... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:52am
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Author(s)Edward Bennett and Carolyn Gatz Date2008 SourceBROOKING AbstractLouisville/Jefferson County is the principal city of America’s 42nd largest metropolitan area, a 13-county, bi-state region with a 2006 population estimated at 1.2 million. It is the largest city by far in Kentucky, but it is neither Kentucky’s capital nor its center of political power. The consolidated city,... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:42am
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Author(s)David Eichenthal and Tracy Windeknecht Date2008 SourceBROOKINGS AbstractChattanooga a few years ago faced what many smaller cities are struggling with today—a sudden decline after years of prosperity in the "old" economy. This case study offers a roadmap for these cities by chronicling Chattanooga's demise and rebirth. Chattanooga is located in the southern end of the... read more
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 10:36am
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Author(s)The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Dateunidentified SourceThe Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) AbstractLISC has invested directly in community development organizations’ efforts to promote safety and collaborate with law enforcement. With many of these organizations, LISC has made sizable, multi-year grants to defray the cost of adding staff... read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 11:54am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Dateunidentified SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe owner of Wallingford Dry Cleaners thought he picked a prime location for his business on the corner of 45th and Wallingford, but he wasn’t seeing the number of customers he expected. Last year, a lighting contractor... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:56pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe City of Kobe suffered a vast disaster as a result of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, January 17, 1995. The ten-year long Kobe Revival Plan (the KRP) physically restored the city in the five years after the disaster, focusing on... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:27am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe Johannesburg EcoCity initiative is a partnership between the City of Johannesburg and EcoCity Trust, a non-government organization. Through the collaboration between the city, EcoCity Trust and the community, the Johannesburg... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:22am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2002 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractOver the past two decades, the City of Burlington has been active in promoting a culture of sustainability throughout its community. Many environmental and socio-economic projects were implemented in the 1980s and 1990s. More... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:12am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2001 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractSince 1992, the Energy Concept for Hannover's policy, prepared by the Hannover City Council and the city’s public utility company, has been guiding the city’s climate protection work, with a goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 25 percent... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 11:04am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2001 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe City of Heidelberg has been involved in climate protection initatives since the early 1990s. In 1999, a regional Energy Efficiency Agency wasinitiated by the city’s Mayor for Environment and Energy as a way to combine local... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:56am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives DateFebruary 2009 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe serious contamination of the Guaíba River in Brazil has been addressed by projects from both the State of Rio Grande do Sul and the City ofPorto Alegre. According to law, to keep the river’s margins free it was necessary to... read more
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 10:46am
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe Biocomuna Olivares, located in Manizales, Colombia, comprises a group of neighborhoods with 27,000 residents, 63 percent of whose familyincome is less than the legal minimum wage. As a result of developments in the solid waste... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:40pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractJinja, a Ugandan city located on Lake Victoria at the start of the River Nile, has for many years, been dealing with high unemployment and widespread poverty. Because many cannot afford to pay their municipal taxes, the municipal... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:36pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2000 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractCitrolândia, one of the poorest sections of Betim, Brazil, has high unemployment and crime rates, and until recently no recreational areas or greenspaces. Its waterfront area along the Goiabinha River was characterized by delinquents... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:27pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives DateFebruary 2009 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractIn 1996, the City of Chicago, working with the Chicago Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, identified the need to establish more open spaces in some of the most densely populated areas of the city.... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:24pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date2001 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractIn 1993, Belo Horizonte’s municipal administration responded to the demands of street scavengers for the right to work and have facilities to sort their scavenged materials. The administration began to work with the Street Scavengers’... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 3:19pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date1999 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractIn 1994, the Municipality of Calvia initiated a comprehensive local planning process to facilitate sustainable tourism. A number of ecological, social and economic problems began to emerge in this Mediterranean resort area in the late... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 2:59pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date1998 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractThe City of Ottawa facilitated a series of community workshops during 1996 to gain insight into the various stakeholders' concerns for the city's open spaces and to meet the public consultation requirements of its Greenway System Plan... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 2:48pm
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Author(s)International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives Date1997 SourceInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives AbstractBlack Local Authorities in the Cape Town region were left in a state of chaos at the end of the Apratheid regime. In 1993, the Cape Metropolitan Area coordinated the Strategic Management Plan intiative to restore basic services and... read more
Friday, August 19, 2011 - 2:40pm
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Author(s)Jon Huggett, Amy Saxton Date2006 SourceThe Bridgespan Group AbstractFor over 35 years, the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) has provided these and other at-risk Latinos—individuals who have high odds of running into the criminal justice system, creating health problems for themselves, or failing to secure steady employment—with a second chance.... read more
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 11:17am
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Author(s)Dave Kelly Date2006 SourceCalifornia State University Office of the Chancellor AbstractSan Francisco students and faculty assist small businesses, work with the mayor's office on a homeless initiative and help low-income residents dress for job success Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: San Francisco State Community Service... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:07pm
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Author(s)Dave Kelly Date2006 SourceCalifornia State University Office of the Chancellor AbstractHumboldt students and faculty use their skills to design interactive exhibits for children at the Eureka Discovery Museum, and also help youth build their academic and social skills. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Humboldt State... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 4:04pm
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Author(s)Dave Kelly Date2006 SourceCalifornia State University Office of the Chancellor AbstractMonterey Bay students and faculty assist at Dorothy's Place, a center for homeless people in Salinas. The campus received a $600,000 grant to redevelop the area. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: CSU Service Learning Monterey Bay
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:59pm
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Author(s)Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Date2007  Sourcethe U.S. House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities AbstractRep. Carolyn McCarthy, chairwoman of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, makes an opening statement at a subcommittee hearing on national and community service on April 19... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 3:51pm
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Author(s)New Mexico In Focus Date2010 SourceNew Mexico In FocusAbstractNMiF's Public Square participants talk about the issue of literacy and developing skills for all New Mexico's children.  Participants look at the barriers to literacy attainment and offer solutions and idea for overcoming those barriers. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 2:35pm
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Author(s)The South East Regional Empowerment  Partnership Date2010 SourceThe South East Regional Empowerment  Partnership AbstractSouth East Regional Empowerment Partnership meeting at Prospero House, Borough, London on 25 November 2010. WEA staff and learners involved in the Take Part Project talk about their experiences of becoming engaged with learning and finding out... read more
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 2:32pm
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Author(s)unidentified Date2010 Sourcemobilecitizen's Channel at Youtube AbstractThis video clip illustrates the positive effect of E-government systems on both the way of government service delivery and citizen participation. Access through the Cases and Simulations Portal from Rutgers SPAAExternal Link: Government Services and Citizen Participation
Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:57pm

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