November 26th, 2013

Building a Better Billboard

by Emily Vanest

I have passed the billboard at 16th and Delaware almost every single day for the past 13 years as I’ve taken my kids to school at both The Oaks Academy and Herron High School.  My 3-year-old son can identify the injury attorney whose face has featured prominently on the board for years by name.  When […]

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November 22nd, 2013

From Abandoned Houses to Homestead

by cgindy

Every once in awhile, a really amazing program comes along to help people buy in Indianapolis downtown neighborhoods.   In 2008, Indianapolis received 29 million dollars through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program to “mitigate the neighborhood effects of foreclosures”  in five partner neighborhoods.  Now, a new program will help buyers rescue abandoned properties in the Southeast and […]

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November 20th, 2013

Neighbor2Neighbor Indianapolis

by Jessica Kartes

As a graduate student in urban planning, I often hear community members express their fears that a large development project will disrupt the existing fabric of their neighborhood.  I began to wonder how the residents themselves could be empowered to take the development of their neighborhoods into their own hands.  That’s when I thought of […]

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November 15th, 2013

Food, Culture & Community – Pogue’s Run Grocer

by Bryan Enas

    Although a variety of opinions may exist about the Brookside neighborhood in Indianapolis, no one can deny the invaluable impact Pogue’s Run Grocer has had on the community. When grocery stores within the near east side closed down, Pogue’s Run developed out of the dire need for a grocer along with the desire […]

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November 8th, 2013

Indy Winter Farmers Market

by Emily Vanest

I first met Tyler and Laura Henderson several years ago when we, along with several friends and neighbors, decided to till, plant and harvest a garden on half an acre loaned to us in Whitestown, Indiana.  None of us had any gardening experience at the time and we over-ambitiously plotted out 36 huge raised beds. […]

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