How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping

How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping Einstein, Glick, and Palmer pored through thousands of meeting minutes and matched public commenters with the voter roll to make fascinating advances in the scholarly understanding of public engagement and socio-demographic status. Unsurprisingly, they found that commenters are generally older, whiter, and more likely to own property than average…… Continue reading How public meetings empower neighborhood gatekeeping

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💐 Thanks for making our Spring Strategy Session a success! 🥑

💐 Thanks for making our Spring Strategy Session a success! 🥑 For our first strategy session—actually for any event—this was a fantastic exercise and demonstration of what a bunch of strangers can do with 90 minutes at the public library. This was an opportunity to explain the founding, activities, and mission of N4MN Columbus while…… Continue reading 💐 Thanks for making our Spring Strategy Session a success! 🥑

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Near North Side: Still recovering from decades of population and housing unit loss

Near North Side: Still recovering from decades of population and housing unit loss Our close-in urban neighborhoods were built to accommodate many thousands more residents than currently live there. Of many examples, the neighborhoods of Italian Village—formerly known as part of the Near North Side—have not recovered from the decades of devastating population loss that…… Continue reading Near North Side: Still recovering from decades of population and housing unit loss

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Guest Post: What if Anyone Could Invest in New Housing?

Guest Post: What if Anyone Could Invest in New Housing? The vast majority of Americans are in favor of building safe, decent, and affordable housing for all. However, the gap between the cost of developing more affordable housing and America’s ability to afford it has only grown wider in recent years.  How do we tap…… Continue reading Guest Post: What if Anyone Could Invest in New Housing?

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Guest Post: Adding affordable housing to South Linden

Guest Post: Adding affordable housing to South Linden This post was authored by KCG-Ascent Ventures to explain their proposal to add new affordable housing to South Linden and help illuminate the complex processes behind developing new housing in Central Ohio. Photos from the current site, an industrial and waste-processing facility In response to the overwhelming…… Continue reading Guest Post: Adding affordable housing to South Linden

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Be careful how you voice your support for housing

Do you support more housing…but have one of these common concerns? True story: we need more housing. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, and be careful how you voice support. Find more awesome pro-housing and pro-neighbors swag here: https://neighbors-for-moar-swag.creator-spring.com/

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Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500.

Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500. Neighbors for More Neighbors—Columbus is excited to learn of the addition of new housing units in historic Harrison West, an important downtown neighborhood that has experienced enormous change over the past century. A plan to convert a 1927 building at 875 Michigan Avenue to residential use…… Continue reading Harrison West: Once home to 7,500 people—now about 3,500.

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Guest Post: Density on Parsons

I am your density. This is a guest post authored by Brian Higgins, Executive Director of the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation. Let us know if you’re interested in authoring a guest blog post that aligns with our values! When the Parsons Avenue Redevelopment Corporation (PARC) was created in 2014, it was done with the intent…… Continue reading Guest Post: Density on Parsons

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N4MN Supports the ‘Housing for All’ Legislative Package

N4MN Supports the ‘Housing for All’ Legislative Package at Columbus City Council As an expression of our support building more housing to accommodate new neighbors throughout Central Ohio. We also recently expressed our support for the housing legislative package proposed by Councilperson Shayla Favor. The package consists of the following components: (1) Source-of-income discrimination protections;…… Continue reading N4MN Supports the ‘Housing for All’ Legislative Package

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