May 9, 2013

HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Recognized by Harvard’s Kennedy School as a Top 25 Innovation In Government

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On May 1, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government recognized HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) as one of this year’s Top 25 programs in its Innovations in American Government Award competition.  This competition is the nation’s preeminent award devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector. HUD’s SCI was created to […]

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December 3, 2012

Creating a Greener Tomorrow through Community Partnerships

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I’ll never forget the site visit I made to Des Moines, Iowa this past fall to attend a community open house for The Tomorrow Plan: Partnering for a Green Greater Tomorrow.  Downtown Des Moines is experiencing a bit of a boom, with historic buildings being turned into sought-after apartments and a slew of new pubs […]

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October 16, 2012

Renewed Opportunity for Housing on the Pine Ridge Reservation

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In a world too often shrouded from most of America, there’s a renewed perspective and promise of opportunity growing among its people.  The Thunder Valley Regenerative Community initiative has inspired the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe who inhabit the Pine Ridge Reservation ancestral lands in southwest South Dakota to act and plan for important things to […]

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