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Connect to St.Louis Community Development

St. Louis is home to a passionate group of civic leaders, organizations, and bloggers that are dedicated to neighborhood development. Below is a list of organizations and places to connect with the St. Louis community development scene.

Community Builders Network of Metro St. Louis (CBN)

CBN, a regional association of community development nonprofits, puts out a bi-weekly newsletter on community building news and information, funding, professional development and more. Click here to visit their website and sign up for the Community Builders Exchange Newsletter.


Rise is a community development intermediary in the St. Louis region has expertise in financing projects, strategic planning, and the use of data for neighborhood change. Click here to learn more about Rise.

St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO)

SLACO is a regional association of neighborhood associations. Among events and newsletters, SLACO puts on an annual neighborhoods conference open to all. Click here to learn more about SLACO.

St. Louis Development Blogs

St. Louis has developed a strong blog community dedicated to development. Browse the following for more information: Next STL, UrbanReviewSTL, Preservation Research Office

Events and Training

Register for Whats Brewing? Middle Neighborhoods: Dogtown
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See Dr. Jörg Plöger's presentation on Revitalizing Older Industrial Cities here.
Read CWC Research Fellow Dr. Adriano Udani's research on African Immigrant Perceptions of Non-Profit Service Providers in the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.


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