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Community Land Trusts & the Urban Land Institute

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 2:04pm

The Urban Land Institute pulled together a team of local experts to help build a Community Land Trust, a key recommendation of the Bridge Park's Equitable Development Plan.

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606 Trail

Chicago's 606 Trail Connects

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:59am

A recent trip to Chicago led me to the 606 Trail - an aged out elevated railroad track transformed into a 2.7 mile walking / running / bike trail connecting communities.

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More than a Park

More than a Park

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 11:34am

By keeping long-time residents at the center of the decision-making process, our equity-first approach of community development has become a national model for how we invest in communities.

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Bridge Park Plots

Join Our Farm Team!

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:57pm

The 11th Street Bridge Park is hiring two part time positions working on our Bridge Park Plots and THEARC Farm. Consider joining our team!

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Oramenta Newsome

In Memoriam

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:50pm

Remembering and honoring Oramenta Newsome, Executive Director of LISC DC (Local Initiatives Support Corp.)

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Chocolate City

Recommended Reads

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:14pm

Over the last year, I've read several books that are shaping our approach to building a more equitable and inclusive D.C. Here are three books that I wholeheartedly recommend.

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Taste of the Harvest

Are You Ready for 2018?!?

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:24pm

We are so excited about next year as we build this community-driven civic space - so many plans in the works. Get ready for 2018!

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Taste of the Harvest

2017 - Year in Review!

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:25pm

See some of our highlights from 2017 - an amazing year building a bridge with the community!

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Rusted Rainbow

The Mighty Mississippi

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:12pm

A recent trip to the Big Easy led to a new riverfront park created from old industrial spaces. Sound familiar?

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Working group meeting. Photo credit: Michaela Accardi

Artists at the Table

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:59am

Over the past few months, the Bridge Park has been asking residents, artists and cultural leaders to identify less tangible aspects of neighborhood change—what makes people feel a sense of belonging in a neighborhood and what changes signal cultural shifts. We've compiled their recommendations around cultural strategies for the Bridge Park and invite your feedback.

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“Then to be able to get on the bridge and to realize you are above water sitting at a concert and you think ‘I’m sitting on a bridge listening to a concert.’”

Oramenta Newsom, DC LISC