Street Level Advisors led a process for the John S. and James L. Knight foundation to evaluate a series of grants that the foundation has made to support the development of organizations focused on improving access to public space, and public life in American cities.
The City of Berkeley and BART are working together to plan for new housing at the North Berkeley and Ashby transit stations. We developed a series of short videos to provide neighborhood stakeholders with important background and context related to the economics of these projects.
We spent a year researching how social enterprises and the foundations and impact investors who fund them measure the social impact of thier work. What we learned was surprising. Rather than publish a paper report we created this interactive microsite to share our research findings.
This interactive tool was designed to help policymakers and advocates better understand the real estate economics related to inclusionary housing. The tool incorporates a complete real estate project pro forma but simplifies the inputs and outputs to allow users to focus on the key variables that drive project feasibility.
The Social Impact Dashboard provides a dynamic visualization of data collected through the HomeKeeper application. It enables near real time peer benchmarking of the social performance of affordable homeownership programs.
We wrote the go-to guide for communities considering the adoption of inclusionary housing policies. This book collects hard won lessons from real programs and summarizes a wealth of published research to help local communities make better informed decisions.
This one-day workshop/discussion brought together local government staff, community advocates, economic development practitioners, and others who are working to bring healthy food retailers to underserved, low-income, urban, or rural communities.
Economic Development for Public Health Advocates Now Online at ChangeLab Solutions Download PDF File This toolkit developed for the Public Health Institute's Land Use and Health Program is designed to provide an overview of Economic Development and Redevelopment issues for health advocates seeking new food [...]
Based on interviews with dozens of practitioners from around the country, this guidebook is intended to help local government policymakers to develop stronger partnerships with local Community Land Trusts to develop and monitor permanently affordable homeownership units.
Does retail development lead to residential change or the other way around? In this chapter we evaluate data on changing neighborhoods which suggests that retail revitalization can actually help prevent gentrification.
This 15 minute video presentation looks more closely at local affordable homeownership programs from the point of view of asset building. Can affordable ownership programs be seen as asset building strategies? How do they compare with traditional ownership?
This paper outlines some of the challenges of ongoing administration of Inclusionary housing programs and highlights the policies, procedures and systems that successful programs have been using to address these challenges.
This paper provides an analysis of several alternative strategies for sharing the equity growth that accompanies home price appreciation to balance the dual goals of individual asset accumulation and ongoing affordability to future home purchasers.