Broad Shoulders Update is a news and information source for and about community development advocates in metropolitan Chicago. The update is managed by MoveSmart.org 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:
-Metropolitan Planning Council
-Community Beat (LISC)
-tcrBLOG (Chicago Reporter)
-Active Transportation Alliance (formerly Chicagoland Bicycle Federation)
-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)
-New Communities Program
-Rights of Passage
-Logan Square Neighborhood Alliance
-Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
-The Resurrection Project
-Greater Southwest Development Corp
-Latino Policy Forum
*blogs that are not Chicago-based
about MoveSmart.org and MPC
MoveSmart.org fosters vibrant and diverse neighborhoods by empowering housing seekers through technology to move to opportunity.
Founded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through development, promotion and implementation of sound planning policies so all residents have access to opportunity and a good quality of life, the building blocks of a globally competitive greater Chicago region.
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