Good news! Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has received additional funding to support continued neighborhood improvements in 2 of the neighborhoods that Dotte Agency studied in the past year: LISC Receives $100,000 for Neighborhood Health Work.
Dotte Agency is honored to participate in this Challenge with our WyCo partners. Fingers crossed!
A story by Madeline Fox, at KCUR radio station in Kansas City, about Dotte Mobile Grocer’s progress.
An article at KU about Carpenter Collective’s work in branding the Dotte Mobile Grocer.
Dotte Agency is honored to work with excellent community partners in Wyandotte County. LISC recently honored several of our partners with Thrive! awards, Diosselyn Tot, Broderick Crawford, and Rosedale Development Association.
A press release about NIls’s selection for the 2018/2019 Health Forward Foundation’s Healthy Communities Leadership Academy. (Shannon and Matt are both alumni of the HCLA.)
An article at KU about Dotte Agency’s work to improve parks in Wyandotte County to promote more healthy lifestyles.
An article in the University Daily Kansan about Matt’s work on the Mobile Market as part of his doctoral studies.
A story broadcast by KSHB about the development of the Mobile Market
An article at KU about the KCK Mobile Market’s progress
An article at USA Today about Airstream Trailer renovations, including our moCOLAB project.
A nice article about the new bike racks that were recently installed on Minnesota Avenue. Wyandotte Health Foundation sponsored the installation of the first four racks, and we hope that many more will follow. It was fun to be a part of it. Bike WyCo!
Also: If you want to sign up for text notifications regarding Bike WyCo news and events, just text "bikewyco" to phone number 41411 and you'll automatically be signed up for notifications.
The good work of Broderick Crawford, a key Dotte Agency partner, on behalf of Wyandotte County, is featured in the Winter 2017 issue of The Journal, a publication of the Kansas Leadership Center. (Scroll down towards the bottom for the article.)
Dotte Agency was selected for an ACSA Architectural Education Award for Collaborative Practice by the Association for Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). We are honored to receive this recognition and are glad to share it with all of collaborative partners—without whom we couldn't do any of this work. Hats off to them as well!
- Community Housing of Wyandotte County*
- Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
- Central Avenue Betterment Association
- The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City
- The Wyandotte Health Foundation
- Healthy Communities Wyandotte
- Latino Health for All Coalition
- NBC Community Development Corporation
- KU Work Group for Community Health and Development
- KU Center for Civic and Social Responsibility
- KU Hall Center for the Humanities
- KU Endowment Association
- KU Center for Research
- KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning
*Special thanks to CHWC for the use of their storefront space in Strawberry Hill.
Over three years of intensive study, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, working with the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County, uncovered massive opportunities in creating/sustaining health equity among a large section of the community. Historical property value discrimination (starting with redlining in the 1930’s) has snowballed over time into neighborhoods suffering from inadequate housing, lack of access to adequate health care, and environmental health injustices.
This is an important report, demonstrating the pernicious alignment of numerous determinants of health and inequity: race, poverty, housing prices, housing quality, geography, hospital admissions, life expectancy, &c., &c.
You can get your own free download of the report here.
From time to time we flag articles pertaining to food, physical activity, biking, urban design, architecture—really whatever catches our eye—by posting them to Flipboard. As of this writing it looks like we've posted 961 articles. So keep checking back if you want to see what we are looking at! Dotte Agency on Flipboard
The KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design & Health Consortium, a group of universities with a focus on understanding the relationship between design and health. Dotte Agency is but one part of KU's work in this arena. Here is this year's annual report, with descriptions of what other schools are doing in other places, and some focus on what we are doing at Dotte Agency. moCOLAB, at the NBC Health Fair in Jersey Creek Park, has a prominent image on page iii, and there's a spotlight article about our work, "Connecting the Dottes," on page 10.
An article at KU about CHMI’s visit to WyCo and Dotte Agency’s participation in the visit.