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Kresge remains committed to light rail project on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue

December 16, 2011

Light rail and bus rapid transit can work together to revitalize the urban core and improve regional transit. Rip Rapson, the president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation, today issued a statement formally responding to this week’s announcement that a long-planned light rail project in Detroit would be abandoned in…

Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Education

December 1, 2011

A digital book by Megan Lindow. Published by the Institute of International Education. The book documents the impact of the investment by the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, Collectively, seven foundations invested $440 million in African higher education over the partnership’s 10-year life. (A limited number of physical books…

Catalyst, A Publication of the American Architectural Foundation

November 28, 2011

A special issue on rebuilding industrial cities looks at a resurgence of hope and pride in America’s cities. Kresge President and CEO Ripson is featured in an article that discusses design as a revitalization strategy. That story, by Ronald Bogle, president and CEO of the American Architectural Foundation, begins on…

Freshwater Use by U.S. Power Plants: Electricity’s Thirst for a Precious Resource

November 15, 2011

The Kresge-funded research by the Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative represents the first systematic assessment of both the effects of power plant cooling on water resources in the U.S. and the information available to help guide public- and private-sector decision-makers. By Averyt, K., J. Fisher, A. Huber-Lee,…

How philanthropy can respond to a new set of economic ground rules

November 2, 2011

The Kresge Foundation’s strategies for grantmaking increasingly seek to protect against the kind of harm wrought by economic contractions and policy reconfiguration. Double-dip recession. European bank meltdown. Erosion of consumer confidence and consumption. Washington gridlock. The state of things is precarious and perilous. And that doesn’t begin to reach the…

2011 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Harris

November 2, 2011

2011 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Harris talks about writing and teaching “the Detroit way.” The Eminent Artist recognizes an exceptional artist for professional achievements and contributions to the cultural community. The award also encourages that individual’s pursuit of a chosen art form and an ongoing commitment to metropolitan Detroit. (Videographer:…

Smart money: Informing higher education philanthropy

October 27, 2011

The Kresge-funded research by the Institute for Higher Education Policy focuses on metropolitan areas and identifies distinct postsecondary education funding strategies based on data about degree completion and other factors. (October 2011)

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