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Categories: Equitable Economy
Publications | PolicyLink

Promoting Regional Equity

Through analysis and practical examples, the paper explores a number of key equity issues that challenge our nation today—from education to transportation to environmental justice—and situates these issues in a regional context.
 
Opportunities for action are identified and examples of community actors evolving their strategies and tactics to successfully connect their neighborhoods and...
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Categories: Infrastructure
Publications | PolicyLink

Leadership for Policy Change

Describes the barriers to participation of leaders of color in local and national public policy development and the strategies that can be used to remove the barriers so that leaders can use their expertise and experience to benefit low-income communities of color and the nation as a whole.

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Sharing the Wealth: Resident Ownership Mechanisms

Continues to be a resource for advocates and policymakers seeking to connect lower income residents to the economic development in their communities. The report examines a range of strategies and instruments to increase opportunities for residents to become owners in the development process—to be stockholders, not just stakeholders, in local economic activity. The tools and strategies in the...

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Communities Gaining Access to Capital: Social Equity Criteria and Implementation Recommendations for the Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII)

A report by PolicyLink and Urban Habitat, that examines social equity guidelines for Community Capital Investment Initiative (CCII) projects. These guidelines are a tool for community-based organizations to take control of the CCII development process in their communities. CCII is attracting investment capital for keystone community development projects which have been identified and developed...

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Fighting Childhood Asthma: How Communities Can Win

Provides an overview of current efforts to improve the prevention, tracking, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood asthma and accompanying opportunities for policy change. Asthma is a growing problem for children and families in California and in the nation as a whole. While children of all socioeconomic status contract asthma, it disproportionately affects low-income children, particularly...

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Community-Centered Policing: A Force for Change

Highlights some of the promising, community-centered police practices being implemented throughout the country: practices that are opening police departments to traditionally underrepresented communities; engaging communities as partners in solving neighborhood problems; and making police departments more accountable to the communities they serve and protect.

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Equity Tools, EDTK | Black Community Crusade for Children

From Protest to Proposal: A Police-Community Relations Forum

Published in 2001, this report highlights proceedings from a convening held in Cincinnati to discuss promising police practices in cities across the nation and to explore possible application locally.  The goal was to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to explore strategies for improving community-police relations; develop a shared understanding of community-centered police...

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