In May, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) welcomed Kevin Wright (left) and Joe Nickol (right) of YARD and Company to discuss how to create demand by uncovering community assets, spark momentum and craft master plans that build on what you have in your own backyard, while embracing hyper-local get-it-done creativity. Click here to check out the webinar recording and learn more about how to build amazing places and use place to solve problems!
June’s educational webinar sought to help participants understand ways to create more neighborhood amenities where people want to spend time, interact socially, create memorable experiences and connect with the build and natural environment. Kevin and Joe recommended checking out the following resources to do exactly that:
- The New CityOS (City Operating Systems)
- How to Activate a Place’s Story
- Neighborhood Playbook: Project by Grantees Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol (Video)
- Old Kentucky Makers Market (Video)
- Mayfield and Green (Project Sheet)
- Connect Newport (Project Sheet)
- Open Norfolk Pop Up Spots (Video)
- The Garage
As we focus on helping communities build amazing and memorable places, DHCD was excited to welcome Aaron Bolzle, Executive Director of Tulsa Remote, a unique talent recruitment initiative to attract remote workers to the Oil Capital of the World . The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based consultant shared strategies learned from the success of Tulsa Remote, emphasizing that the 21st Century strategy deals less with attracting disposable income and more on how every person can fell as though they have an opportunity to be a positive part of the community and workforce. Click here to listen!
As Bolzle discussed new perspectives, ideas and inspiration, he recommended the following book:
The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community comprises of a landmark survey that celebrates all the places where people hang out – and is helping to spawn their revival.
Download the Ecosystems Workbook to reflect on the future you would like to see for your community, identify session ideas that rise to today’s needs and develop a path forward. You can also learn more about upcoming sessions!
Coming Up | June 2021 | Housing
Educational Webinar | Speakers: Jenifer Acosta, Allison Quinlan, Bernice Radle | June 09, 2021 | Register Here
Inspirational Podcast | Speaker: Tiffanie Robinson | June 14, 2021 | Listen Here