Communities & Banking

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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

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Emily S. Anderson

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Gretchen Bennett

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Caroline Ellis

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Alexandra Alvarez and Jody Harris

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Chris Hannifan

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

Communities & Banking | 2013 Series |Winter 2013

by Nellie M. Gorbea

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

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

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

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