community development http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/what-would-st-louis-look-population-500000 <p>Local architect Dan Jay is conducting a thought experiment: What would the city of St. Louis look like if it regained a population of 500,000? (That would mean an increase of 185,000 residents).</p><p>After decades of population decline in the city, Jay wants to think big about what a population increase would look like—and what it would take to get there.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:47 +0000 Camille Phillips 35378 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What Would St. Louis Look Like With A Population Of 500,000? Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-what-makes-neighborhood-community <p>As the population of St. Louis began to shift away from the city’s core in the 1970s, many of the city’s older neighborhoods entered a state of decline. But now, thanks in part to a renewed interest in the city’s older neighborhoods, many are experiencing renewal.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:13:35 +0000 Amanda Honigfort 35236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: What Makes A Neighborhood A Community? Market Values Analysis Could Provide Roadmap For Development Funds http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/market-values-analysis-could-provide-roadmap-development-funds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">City officials are bullish about a comprehensive data analysis aimed at providing guidance to steer money more strategically for housing and community development programs.</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:36:08 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 33436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Market Values Analysis Could Provide Roadmap For Development Funds Discussion: The Role Of Civic Engagement In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/discussion-role-civic-engagement-missouri <p><em>Original article published Saturday, January 18,</em> 2013</p><p>Missourians are more likely to volunteer and to do favors for a neighbor than the average American. But their level of civic engagement depends greatly on their circumstances.</p><p>A new <a href="http://www.ncoc.net/MOCHI2013">report on the state’s civic health</a>, issued by six Missouri universities and the National Conference on Citizenship, found that Missouri largely aligns with the rest of the nation on community involvement.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:24:00 +0000 Camille Phillips & Kelly MacNeil 33115 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Discussion: The Role Of Civic Engagement In Missouri On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trail-aldermen-still-flex-muscle-block-grant-funding <p>When a Board of Aldermen committee made changes to St. Louis' community development block grant recommendations, it showed the city's legislative branch asserting itself against a power shift to the executive.</p><p>But not everybody was happy -- including the agency that gave the city the funds in the first place.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32444 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On The Trail: Aldermen Still Flex Muscle In Block Grant Funding On The Trail: New Block Grant Process Shifted Power, Stirred Tensions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trail-new-block-grant-process-shifted-power-stirred-tensions <p>When St. Louis changed how it divided out community development block grants, it marked a major sea change in how St. Louis government functions --<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shifting power toward the mayor's administrative umbrella and away from individual aldermen. </span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On The Trail: New Block Grant Process Shifted Power, Stirred Tensions St. Louis Aldermen Give Preliminary Approval To Allocation Of Social Service Dollars http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-aldermen-give-preliminary-approval-allocation-social-service-dollars <p>Development and social service agencies are taking stock today after the St. Louis Board of Aldermen gave preliminary&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">approval to <a href="https://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/committee-substitute/BB198CS-wd13.pdf">a measure</a> that distributes more than $16 million in federal grants to agencies throughout the city.</span></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:23:42 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 31300 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Aldermen Give Preliminary Approval To Allocation Of Social Service Dollars Research On Revitalized St. Louis Neighborhoods Shows Pathways To Renewal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/research-revitalized-st-louis-neighborhoods-shows-pathways-renewal <p>Drive through the streets of St. Louis, and it becomes obvious that some neighborhoods are doing better than others. Overall, population is down in the city and inner ring of suburbs. But there are pockets of growth and renewal that have popped up.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 21:37:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 30908 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Research On Revitalized St. Louis Neighborhoods Shows Pathways To Renewal