Topics Under Tag: "revitalization"

coal mining economy

Teaching Coal Miners to Code in Eastern Kentucky

Anne Field | March 8, 2017

With coal mining at a 35-year low, coal regions have been struggling with job losses and stagnant local economies. One new venture in Kentucky offers a solution: teaching coal miners how to code. It started three years ago when Rusty Justice and M. Lynn Parrish, the owners of a Pikeville, Kentucky excavation and engineering company […]

Los Angeles Taps Community and Crowdfunding to Transform its Streets

April Greene | September 9, 2015

Think of Los Angeles and traffic-congested streets may come to mind. Taking up 15% of the city’s land, L.A.’s streets make up, by many measures, its largest public asset. So how could this resource be transformed from a gauntlet of gridlock into a network of safe public venues where communities, culture, and greenery can flourish? […]