Grants and Expectations

Laura Hartman

Published May 6, 2024

The EPA Community Change Grant could bring $10-20 million to our Roanoke community. But we don’t even have that grant, yet. We’re still in the application process.

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Learning about community planning through serious games

Jack Carroll

Published March 29, 2024

The High School Planner’s program aims to give students the confidence and tools to impact their communities positively. One of the ways we’re going about doing this is by developing their skills to facilitate a park planning exercise in their community.

Students around a table with papers and star shaped markers on it

Understanding the Wickedness of Problems and Capacities to Address Them

Malle Schilling

Published March 13, 2024

Bringing different people together to talk about problems we all face can be challenging. We all have our own perspectives on the problem and its complexity or wickedness, and we all have different capacities to address it. To further complicate this, it is also hard for us to know who might share our perspectives, capacities, and approaches to problem-solving. However, bringing people together, talking about problems, and talking about what we can do about it are necessary for moving forward and working together.

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