Owning Main Street: Three Finance Innovations for Community Control of Development

By Allison Curtis Main Street businesses provide access to goods and services and generate jobs and ownership opportunities for local residents. But more than these economic roles, they also enhance vibrant and safe street life. As important as these commercial districts are, residents may not feel much control as businesses move in and out, shiftingContinue reading Owning Main Street: Three Finance Innovations for Community Control of Development

Community Control Over Development: A Conceptual Framework

In our first Practical Visionaries Workshop in 2011, one project team explored community control over development as a key means of realizing a justainable city. Below, we summarize 3 key strategies for community control: 1) government policy, 2) direct negotiation with landowners and developers, and 3) endogenous development and ownership. In addition to this framework,Continue reading Community Control Over Development: A Conceptual Framework