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With support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, JAFSCD has transitioned to become an open access (OA) journal as of January 1, 2018, with an enhanced focus on the interests of communities of need, HBCUs, Tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. Eliminating the disadvantage of a paywall, adding new programs such as an author mentoring program, and expanding our consulting editor program and our JAFSCD Food Systems Research, Policy, and Practice Briefs will help us maximize the impact of JAFSCD's peer-reviewed content in disadvantaged communities. Read more information about the open access Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
A new report on millennials’ education, home ownership, marriage rates, and more reveal how investing in a more inclusive America will be essential to the country’s future economic success. Read the complete report about The Millennial Generation: A Bridge to America's Deiverse Future. Sourced from Brookings
New research from collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Google provides an assessment of the value of urban agriculture and the benefits it provides on a global scale. Read the Urban Agriculture Pays Off article from ASU Now. Sourced from USDA NIFA Weekly Digest Bulletin (1/28/18)
The Center for Agriculture and Food Systems at Vermont Law School, Farmers Market Coalition, and Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) launched an online Farmers Market Legal Toolkit, a free resource to support building resilient and accessible markets throughout the United States. Read the complete Support of Farmers Markets throughout the United States article here. Sourced from USDA NIFA Weekly Digest Bulletin (1/28/18)
The Center for Community Solutions is a nonpartisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social, and economic issues. The Center for Community Solutions mission is to provide strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication. Community Solutions' efforts are critical to the work and effectiveness of direct service organizations in Northeast Ohio. In addition to direct service organizations, funders, as well as policy makers, rely on our data and analysis to inform their decision-making, which can potentially impact all Ohioans. Sourced from The Center for Community Solutions.
The sharp divergence of large and small communities’ economic fortunes since the financial crisis is becoming even starker than it has been. The 53 very largest metro areas (those with populations over one million residents) have accounted for fully 93.3 percent of the nation’s population growth since the crisis, but an incredible 96.4 percent of it since 2014 (though they account for just 56 percent of the overall population). Read the complete Geographic Gaps Are Widening While U.S. Economic Growth Increases story here. Sourced from Brookings.
Could one of Cleveland's great challenges, poverty and the poor health that often accompanies it, become one of the region's great economic opportunities? Read the complete Could "Big Data" Help Cleveland Reduce Health Disparities - And Create Jobs? story here. Sourced from Community Solutions.
What comes to mind when you think of forests? Do they conjure feelings of tranquility, scenic landscapes, and wildlife? Or maybe you think of the great outdoors? Although these sentiments are commonly tied to forests, there is another type of forest that is rarely talked about but is key in responsible forestry: community forests. As the world becomes more urban, now is the time to invest in healthy community forests. Read the complete Why Community Forests are Key to Solving Chllenges of Urban Living article here. Sourced from Triple Pundit
The number of children packed into overcrowded homes remains high and comes at a tremendous social cost. The nation's tight housing market has been the subject of plenty of news stories, as stagnant incomes and rapidly rising prices in many cities have made it harder for middle-class residents to afford a mortgage. In several places, it's increasingly difficult for tenants even to find places they can afford to rent. Read the complete Children May Suffer Worst Effects of Housing Crunch story here. Sourced from Governing.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation will be expanding its property rights coverage with the addition of Citiscope, an online platform created to help cities work better for all people through the power of independent journalism. Citiscope, previously hosted under its own domain, will become part of PLACE, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s website dedicated to reportage on land and property rights. Read the complete Thomas Reuters Foundation Expands Coverage of Cities article. Sourced from Place