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What @sog_ced is reading online: July 2017

Published for Community and Economic Development (CED) on July 31, 2017.

The following are articles and reports on the web that the Community and Economic Development Program at the UNC School of Government shared through social media over the past month. Follow us on twitter or facebook to receive regular updates.

Items of interest related to CED in North Carolina:

Examining population decline in North Carolina’s municipalities: Some small towns in NC and elsewhere are growing. This article examines why: (Proximity to growing metro helps.)

Dan River health equity report examines health issues in Caswell County, North Carolina. 

Article in Triangle Biz Journal on the UNC School of Government Development Finance Initiative’s work with local governments across North Carolina: “Meet the Town Whisperers” (subscribers only).

Map of North Carolina local food infrastructure, including value added processing, cold storage, incubator farms and more. 

Other CED items:

The Atlantic asks: if declining rural towns “deserve to die,” where should their residents go? 

Poverty in rural areas is three times that in urban areas, prompting a look at creative approaches to “rural renewal”:

Is using 30% of income on housing the right affordability measure? Harvard housing researchers examine, compare options.

Opinion piece argues that demand side (Section 8) better than supply side (LIHTC or Low Income Housing Tax Credit) affordable housing approach. 

Last month’s edition of “What @sog_ced is reading….”

Compiled by Marcia Perritt

Topics - Local and State Government