CURL worked with the National Neighborhood Coalition (a coalition of national and local organizations concerned with building the capacity of neighborhood-level organizations throughout the U.S.) to collect survey data and conduct focus groups that gave NNC an understanding of current and emerging policy issues at the local level. CURL worked with NNC in presenting these results at a Neighborhood Development Trend Summit in Washington, DC in June 2003. The summit engaged community leaders, private and public sector thought-leaders, policy makers, and funders in dialogue about the most significant trends and issues affecting the future of neighborhoods.
Based on the research reported on in the June summit and the additional case studies, NNC completed a final report in December 2003, "Neighborhood Voices." relating to current trends affecting low-income communities in urban, suburban, and rural communities.
Center for Urban Research and Learning; Nyden, Philip; Nyden, Gwendolyn; and Fox, Amanda, "The Future of Grassroots America: Local Perspectives on Current and Emerging Issues Facing Urban, Suburban and Rural Communities" (2003). Center for Urban Research and Learning: Publications and Other Works. 19.
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