Urban Change

Many factors are at work, but the heart of the zero progress problem in education and the direct relationship it has with inequality. For African-Americans the data shows a gap in college achievement that remains wide, those with undergraduate degrees are less wealthy than white counterparts, and the chance that both spouses will have undergraduate … Continue reading Urban Change

Housing Networks

The housing expertise in New York City represents an extraordinary depth of staff from its network of neighborhood organizations to the extensive analytical prowess of national offices. So why are they failing? Brooklyn's nonprofit community development corporations and others have decades of experience in the preservation and development of housing throughout the city. This resource … Continue reading Housing Networks

Global Density

Add fees on Amazon books below will be assigned to our effort. This one brings the lessons of the explosive structure of density from observers along the Pacific Rim. Comments regarding content are appreciated. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1138849863/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=communitydesignc&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1138849863&linkId=c54005f93852711f637d9d0ded976d3e


Infrastructure investment in the United States is approaching a classic "line in the sand." One side of the line, federal legislators believe big-ticket investments can only be triggered by the unspoken policy of “catastrophic resolution.” On the other side, our legislators stand with, “whatever my constituents want and need” as if they had other leaders. … Continue reading Infra-What?

Free Parking

Ever since the High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup hit the bookstores, the density killer (AKA - the private car) is getting more and more attention.  As editor of Access Magazine, his introduction to the issue on parking is brilliant as in even, "staunch conservatives turn into ardent communists".   Community development policies that maximize density are not … Continue reading Free Parking

Verizon’s Political Contributions

The Center for Responsive Politics keeps a record of corporate dollars for political representatives. The table and map (below) looks at the House of Representatives for Brooklyn and surroundings. AKNA's representative is Yvette Clarke (D-NY District 9, First elected 2006, election 2016 (won) next election November 6, 2018. She serves on two committees: Energy and Commerce and Small … Continue reading Verizon’s Political Contributions