Category "From The Field"

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St. Louis Gun Buyback: Good Enough?

By Mike Wiley, Student of Public Policy at the University of Chicago This column was originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. City officials and community organizers seem to agree: Last month’s gun buyback program in St. Louis was an […]

CDBG: How HUD Offers a Hand Up

By Heidi Aggeler, Managing Director with BBC Research & Consulting This column was originally published in the American Planning Association Housing and Community Development Division newsletter. The poster child—or, um, poster senior?—of news articles expressing concern over the President’s proposed […]

The EPA and Us

By Jessica Estes, MSW, Community Organizer at Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) This column was originally published in The St. Louis American. America is in crisis, and it is of a constant yet varied nature. Multiple natural disasters, mass shootings, […]

The Public Benefit of Historic Tax Credits

By John Burse, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal at Mackey Mitchell Architects This column was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal. As a recipient of Missouri’s state historic tax credit, I contributed insights to the governor’s committee on taxation. I […]

Tax Credit Cuts Will Spurn Economic Development

By Joel Smiley, M.P.A., Principal at Attracting Resources, LLC This column was originally published in the St. Louis Business Journal. Our state and national economy are still in a very fragile environment. Gov. Eric Greitens and President Donald Trump are […]

Universal Design Means More Livable Communities for Everyone

By Deb Bokamper, Owner of Ageless Design, and Vito Lucido, Independent Living Services Coordinator at Delta Center for Independent Living and Chair of the St. Charles County Housing Team While the United States is home to many fine housing developments, there […]

New Use Tax Revenue Should Support Affordable Housing

By Chris Willcox, CBN Practicum Student Housing is increasingly difficult to obtain for our nation’s poorest families. The federal government defines affordable housing as shelter that costs no more 30 percent of one’s income. In its 2017 Out of Reach […]