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Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

Building Community through the Arts: The North Adams Story

In North Adams, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA) may be better known, but the local arts community?s creative placemaking is ensuring that local people benefit.

by Jaye Fox, studio21south

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by Emily S. Anderson, Journey Home Inc.

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

by Gretchen Bennett, The New England Innocence Project

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

by Caroline Ellis, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

by Alexandra Alvarez, Maine Center for Economic Policy and Jody Harris, Maine Center for Economic Policy

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by Kaili Mauricio, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

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by Chris Hannifan, Housing Network of Rhode Island

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

Role-Playing Our Way to Solutions

Airing opposing viewpoints through multiplayer scenarios can help stakeholders solve formerly intractable community development challenges.

by Miriam Axel-Lute, National Housing Institute

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

by Nellie M. Gorbea, Housingworks Rhode Island

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

The Green Retrofit Initiative

Local Initiatives Support Corporation. The Green Communities Act of 2008 makes it easier for low-income multifamily properties to weatherize and save on energy costs.

by Elizabeth Glynn, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

The Story of a Sausage Business

The cooperation of many players enabled the successful financing of a Vermont sausage company's expansion.

by Claire Greene, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

The Wisdom of Crowdfunding

A herding study shows that when potential lenders at Prosper.com see other lenders betting on a higher-risk borrower, they assume, often correctly, that the borrower can be trusted.

by Juanjuan Zhang, MIT Sloan School of Management

Communities & Banking| 2013 Series|Winter 2013

When High Finance Meets Age-Old Problems

Social impact bonds, which pay only for success, help governments and nonprofits collaborate in a new way to solve societal ills.

by Kristin Kanders, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston