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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Columbia, Missouri, 2015 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards

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Columbia, Missouri, 2015 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards

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A committee of City of Columbia staff and community stakeholders established the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) awards to recognize businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innova...

Net Zero Home of the Future

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Net Zero Home of the Future

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You may think of it as the home with all the solar panels but the "green" home on Ash Street is much more. Learn why this universal design construction is earning the "net zero" title.

Preservation Trades Workshop

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Preservation Trades Workshop

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Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission secured grant funding assistance from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office to hire trades professional Bob Yapp to conduct a three...

The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The City of Columbia Stormwater Utility is trying to improve storm water quality throughout the city. Its first major endeavor is the Really Big Tree Project in the central city.

Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a credential awarded by ACT for anyone who wants to get a job or improve their job. Visit www.act.org/certificate for more information.

Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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Community Land Trust Initiative, Columbia, Missouri

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In an effort to support the availability of affordable housing in Columbia, Missouri, the city's Community Development Department has been researching and plans to propose the formation of a community land trust. For...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

Development Code Update: Module 3 Public Forum

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Development Code Update: Module 3 Public Forum

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Presentation and discussion of updates to Code Module 3: Form and Development Controls in the City of Columbia, Missouri. Recorded on April 5, 2015.