Fiscal situation


Community building

  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: a nonprofit, community-run organization based in Roxbury, MA, whose mission is to empower residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high-quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.
  • an extensive collection of innovative community wealth building strategies being employed across the U.S.
  • Oswego Renaissance Association: local organization that provides matching grants and resources to blocks of individuals who want to invest in improving the look of their street, using only small amounts of capital
  • 101 Small Ways You Can Improve Your City (Curbed)


Small Development


Street Design


Planning & Assessment tools


Online Community Engagement


Organizational & management

  • The Acute Heptagram of Impact (Seth Godin): What's holding you and/or your team back? If a project is not working, it's probably because one or more of these seven elements aren't right.
  • StrengthsFinder: helps individuals understand their strengths relative to others in their organization; a great tool for leaders in any field


Recommended reading (general)


Recommended podcasts (General)