The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

https://youtu.be/0c9D5O_gZcs Our latest episode of "The Collaborative Corner" features an insightful conversation with Rachel Blakeman, Director of the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Learn about CRI's efforts to broaden its research scope beyond economic, workforce, and population data. This is a must-listen for anyone interested in community research and development. The Collaborative Corner is a production of the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative with the goal of connecting listeners to the stories and culture of Northeast Indiana. Hosted by WBOI Program Manager, Zach Bernard, and Digital Media Coordinator for the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative, Brianna Datta-Barrow. Produced by Brianna Datta-Barrow. Thank you to Fort Wayne Media Collaborative Program...

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Land Banks: How They Work, and Why Fort Wayne Needs One

Land Banks: How They Work, and Why Fort Wayne Needs One

“We need land banks everywhere.” Nate Howard, the Executive Director of Muncie Land Bank, has seen what positive changes can come from rehabilitating abandoned and vacant properties in his area. An empowered land bank can reduce blight and save taxpayers money, plus contribute to the supply of affordable housing. He noted that in Ohio, most counties have their own land banks. Why not have more in Indiana? Within the state, the closest land banks to Fort Wayne are in Muncie and Indianapolis. “Where land banks really thrive, they are supported financially by the city, and the inventory they use comes through the county government. Where land bank legislation is more developed, a lot of those things are explicit in state law.” Land banks acquire property that has become tax-delinquent, and...

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The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

The Collaborative Corner | Zach Vessels

Meet the mastermind behind Creatorspace! In this episode of The Collaborative Corner, Zach Vessels shares how he built a thriving creative community from the ground up. Tune in to hear about his journey, the impact on local creators, and the power of collaboration in Fort Wayne. Check out the latest episode on our YouTube channel @fwmediacollaborative to watch the full episode or visit fwmediacollaborative.com! The Collaborative Corner is a production of the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative with the goal of connecting listeners to the stories and culture of Northeast Indiana. Hosted by WBOI Program Manager, Zach Bernard, and Digital Media Coordinator for the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative, Brianna Datta-Barrow. Produced by Brianna Datta-Barrow. Thank you to Fort Wayne Media Collaborative...

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The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

The Collaborative Corner | Kara Hackett

Episode 2 - Co-Founder and Editor of The Local Fort Wayne, Kara Hackett Welcome to The Collaborative Corner, where we dive into the heartbeat of Northeast Indiana! In this episode we delve into the pressing issues shaping Northeast Indiana with Kara Hackett, Co-Founder and Editor of The Local Fort Wayne. In this episode Kara discusses the key issues in Fort Wayne that her newsletter The Local covers. Kara brings a wealth of insight into Fort Wayne’s vibrant culture and ever-evolving landscape and uses her expertise to shed light on what makes Northeast Indiana truly unique. https://youtu.be/HAEzORlbF1I The Collaborative Corner is a production of the Fort Wayne Media Collaborative with the goal of connecting listeners to the stories and culture of Northeast Indiana. Hosted by WBOI Program...

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Fort Wayne’s first Innovative Housing Showcase seeks to fill gaps in the local market

Fort Wayne’s first Innovative Housing Showcase seeks to fill gaps in the local market

As an architect from Detroit, Rena Bradley noticed Fort Wayne was lacking diverse housing styles when she moved here in 2015.  At the time, she was working for Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries on the city’s Southeast side, addressing challenges in the neighborhood, like a housing shortage and a surplus of smaller, empty lots. Bradley thought that if she could bring a concept, like shipping container homes, to Fort Wayne it could benefit families and the city alike, giving residents an attainable path to homeownership and reactivating vacant lots too small for traditional housing. As an added bonus: It would give her more interesting homes to choose from, too. “I wanted to bring the type of housing to our community that I myself wanted to live in,” Bradley says. “Something...

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The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

https://youtu.be/0c9D5O_gZcs Our latest episode of "The Collaborative Corner" features an insightful conversation with Rachel Blakeman, Director of the Community Research Institute (CRI) at Purdue University Fort Wayne. Learn about CRI's efforts to broaden its...

Land Banks: How They Work, and Why Fort Wayne Needs One

Land Banks: How They Work, and Why Fort Wayne Needs One

“We need land banks everywhere.” Nate Howard, the Executive Director of Muncie Land Bank, has seen what positive changes can come from rehabilitating abandoned and vacant properties in his area. An empowered land bank can reduce blight and save taxpayers money, plus...

The Collaborative Corner | Rachel Blakeman

The Collaborative Corner | Zach Vessels

Meet the mastermind behind Creatorspace! In this episode of The Collaborative Corner, Zach Vessels shares how he built a thriving creative community from the ground up. Tune in to hear about his journey, the impact on local creators, and the power of collaboration in...