Broad Shoulders Update

news and information for cmun dev advocates in metropolitan Chicago


Broad Shoulders Update is a news and information source for and about community development advocates in metropolitan Chicago. The update is managed by and the Metropolitan Planning Council.

Broad Shoulders Update features up-to-the-hour news related to our field, compiled from Chicago-area blogs and websites by local community development advocates; as well as select postings from national groups that mention Chicago-area efforts.  The update also includes a rotating feature of a community development tool or resource that local advocates can tap to strengthen their efforts.

News for Broad Shoulders Update is pulled from the following web sites and blogs:
-Neighbors Project*
-Metropolitan Planning Council
-Community Beat (LISC)
-tcrBLOG (Chicago Reporter)
-Active Transportation Alliance (formerly Chicagoland Bicycle Federation)
-NPCommunicator (CMW)
-NewsTips v2.0 (CMW)
-Go To 2040
-From Poverty to Opportunity
-Rooflines (from the publishers of Shelterforce)*
-EquityBlog (edited by PolicyLink)*
-Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance
-Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (Randy Blankenhorn’s Weekly Updates & Economic Recovery Updates)
-LISC Chicago
-New Communities Program
-Rights of Passage
-Logan Square Neighborhood Alliance
-Woodstock Institute
-Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
-The Resurrection Project
-Greater Southwest Development Corp
-Teamwork Englewood
-Latino Policy Forum

Learn how to include your organization’s blog on this list.

*blogs that are not Chicago-based

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Written by justinmassa

September 30th, 2008 at 4:05 pm

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