The City of Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, a grant program for South and West Side small businesses, recently announced its latest group of grantees. Since its launch in 2017, the initiative has distributed over $10 million generated from downtown development, a model that is meant to foster equitable economic growth across the city.
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The sole bright spot in all of the harrowing devastation seen from Oaxaca to Texas to the Caribbean is the shining demonstration of neighborliness. Stories of neighbors checking in on one another, looking out for the elderly woman down the hall, or the young family down the street. In resilience planning, this is evidence of social cohesion and considered a vital component to preparing for climate change impacts, among other threats. But what does social cohesion even mean?Read More