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Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces

We were in southern Indiana a few weeks ago in a county that is, at first glance, not for want of green space. In fact, natural spaces abound. Dominated by a significant swath of the Hoosier National Forest, it is a burgeoning tourism destination and an increasingly popular place for people seeking some solitude to …
Purdue Extension’s new Conservation through Community Leadership (CCL) program is now accepting applications for the inaugural community action planning meetings. This new program guides community groups, boards, and commissions through facilitated action planning sessions to support locally driven natural resource management strategies and policy. Community groups participating in the program identify issues of concern and …
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More and more communities are beginning to recognize the need for place based asset strategies when it comes to economic development. Many community citizens, stakeholders and even economic development professionals find this a new idea and wonder exactly what this is…
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The West Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department revealed the results of a survey being used to improve services. Monday night was the first of two meetings to review the results. The department conducted the survey earlier this year. It asked questions about individual opinions on services, programs and facilities provided …
The award of a federally-funded $40,000 planning grant will allow city officials to develop a Downtown Revitalization Study to address ways to improve, strengthen and promote the community’s downtown and, in turn, residents’ quality of life and the city’s economic development opportunities. According to Mayor Chris McBarnes, this grant was pursued as a result of …
“Imagining what Downtown Frankfort will look like in 10 years” was the whole point of the Enhancing the Value of Downtown Public Spaces workshop, which brought together around 50 community stakeholders and representatives. Attendees spent the day brainstorming ideas that would improve the downtown area. Community leaders from all over Clinton County contributed to the …