Reports

Reports

The Mel King Institute report library houses research reports and policy briefs relevant to the community development sector from organizations all over the country.

  • Author: The Ford Foundation | Year: 2017
    Description:

    This report takes a closer look at the importance of disability rights in the work being done by the Ford Foundation. "It became equally clear that across all our programs, the specific outcomes and goals we’re working to achieve simply cannot be accomplished without addressing the needs, concerns, and priorities of people with disabilities. And so, guided by the disability movement’s mantra, “Nothing about us without us,” we’ve been working to confront ableism and expand participation and inclusion on both the institutional and the individual levels." 

  • Author: Congress for the New Urbanism | Year: 2017
    Description:

    The report, Combating the Suburbanization of Poverty, is full of information about poverty trends and remedies in suburban areas of King County, Washington, as well as elsewhere in the United States

  • Author: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco | Year: 2017
    Description:

    This article explains why we, as funders, came to the table to develop and support the Strong, Prosperous, and Resilient Communities Challenge (SPARCC), why we remain there, and what we expect our collective power to achieve. Together, we aim to reverse a series of policy and programmatic decisions that have resulted in decades of disinvestment in low-income communities across the nation, fueling enormous disparities in health and economic opportunities across zip codes that are often just a few miles apart. We expect that by building partnerships, emphasizing local engagement, and fostering leadership that brings disadvantaged populations into development decisions, SPARCC will help give all residents the opportunity to thrive.

  • Author: The Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance | Year: 2017
    Description:

    The Field Guide is intended to connect creative placemaking with parks and open spaces. It answers two important questions: first, "What is creative placemaking?" and second, "How does creative placemaking make for better parks and stronger communities?" The Field Guide is organized into two broad section: a "how-to" guide for strategizing and implementing a park-based creative placemaking project; and a set of eleven compelling case studies that demonstrate the breadth of this kind of community development.