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Let's Stimulate 'Demand-Driven' Community Development

Too often, policy makers focus on what they can supply to low-income people: housing, jobs, services. It makes more sense to build local capacity so that neighborhoods exert demand to obtain the services and programs they need to create the type of neighborhood they want.

Going to Scale: A Good Thing, If We Do It Right

By Andriana Abariotes – Almost every day these past few months I’ve been involved in conversations about achieving scale, but the language is often vague and undefined. For me, these conversations raise questions: Would we know scale, or share its definition or recognition, when we achieved it? Is the issue just one of scale, or do we really mean impact?

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