The Village library

Here is more to inform and inspire for creating healthy and vibrant communities. This is not exhaustive (as you can see) , but we hope you find it interesting and helpful. We will be adding to it continuously, so keep checking back.

5 low-cost ideas to make your city wealthier

Jan 04th, 2017

5 low-cost ideas to make your city wealthier. By Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns,  in response to his earlier blog about Federal spending making communities poorer …

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Why quality of place matters

Jan 03rd, 2017

For years, cities measured their success in purely economic terms—jobs created, rising incomes and wages, the number of corporate headquarters, or the extent of high-tech industries. Recently, other things have entered the picture. Place-making efforts in cities across the United States and the world have emphasized quality daily life.   From the article by Richard Florida and Andrew Small, appearing in CityLab on Dec 28,  2016.  Read it here.

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