I’ve been hard at work for the past few weeks on two new projects:
- IntegrationAgenda.org is a resource on policies, research, and grassroots advocacy in support of stable diversity. The site grew out of a conference on “The Next 40 Years of Fair Housing” and features a multimedia archive of the conference, multiple wikis for collaborating on the Integration Agenda, an advocate toolbox with multiple active campaigns, and a blog. To build the site, I used WordPress, a heavily tweaked version of the WPRemix theme, and a host of social media tools: Blip.tv, Scribd, ThePoint.com, Wagn, Change.org, and Twitter. This site is a collaboration of MoveSmart.org, the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (UIC), and Jane Addams Hull House Association.
- Broad Shoulders Update is an aggregated feed and news widget for community development advocates in the Chicago metrpolitan region. There is a rotating featured event or tool every few weeks and an up-to-the-hour newsfeed comprised of more than 20 blogs and sites. I built this on WordPress using the FeedWordPress plugin and includes a Sprout widget. This site is a collaboration of the Neighbors Project, Metropolitan Planning Council, and MoveSmart.org.
Please send along any thoughts / comments / suggestions / requests.