By Laura Ramos, Community Engagement Associate
In this week’s CVCF Weekly Roundup you’ll read articles and blog posts about how a city lost its only newspaper, what economists really think about rent control, and how one European country influenced a US city to think bigger about plant waste.
By sharing the following articles, CVCF is not endorsing the opinions expressed. Rather, we are introducing this series to spark conversation and inspire new ideas. Thank you for stopping by!
The Latest Bad News Out of Youngstown Is Different This Ohio city loses its only newspaper, The Vindicator. Who will write about the people and their stories now? Article by: Sherry Linkon and John Russo, Citylab
Honolulu Planners Visualize Housing Patterns with an Eye on Affordability Using GIS technology, Honolulu analyzes resident housing and short-term rentals and finds a scarcity in affordable housing opportunities. Article by Brooks Patrick, ESRI
Closest thing to a cure for economic insecurity in California How can we solve economic insecurity in California? Find what California students, workers, employers and entrepreneurs are partnering together to address this issue for the future of our state. By: Ed Coghlan, CA FWD:
Do Rent Controls Work? Published nearly four years ago this article shares the pros and cons to rent control and why economists disagree it’s not necessarily in the best interest of the public market. Article by E.H., The Economist Explains
Detroit Shows How Placemaking Can Undo Neighborhood Segregation Once a physical symbol to separate black and white homeowners, now residents are using it to reflect positive transformation of their neighborhood. Article by: Kimberly Burrowes, Urban Institute
The Impact of Expanding Public Preschool on Child Poverty in California This report identifies the correlation between child poverty in children ages 3 to 4 years old and the impacts public preschool can have. Report by Caroline Danielson and Tess Thorman with research support from Daniel Tan, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)
Using Human-Centered Design to Advance Civic Engagement in Nonprofits How nonprofits can drive civic engagement and human centered design and integrate civic engagement as a core practice. Article by: Fiona Kanagasingam, Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Power of Equity Is it uncomfortable to talk about race? yes. Is it detrimental if you don’t? yes. Encourage yourself to read the ideas presented in this article with an open mind. Article by Jeff Raikes, Forbes
Got Surface Water? Groundwater-only Lands in the San Joaquin Valley How those with access to surface water and those without can work together to decrease the amount of establishing sustainable groundwater management practices. Article by: Jelena Jezdimirovic, Ellen Hanak and Alvar Escriva-Bou, Public Policy Institute of California
Inspired by Stockholm’s success, a U.S. city goes big on biochar How is biochar, plant waste, playing a bigger role in Minneapolis and what does it mean for the future of urban agriculture there? Article by: Bloomberg Cities, Medium