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Climate Adaptation as an Evolutionary Process: A White Paper

April 6, 2012

A synthesis of information and ideas exchanged at a February, 2012, Kresge workshop focusing on different approaches to problems as well as other lessons in the field of climate-change adaptation. By Ron Brunner and John Nordgren

Community health centers: Leveraging the social determinants of health

March 27, 2012

A first-ever examination of community health centers’ role in addressing the social, economic, and physical conditions that contribute to poor health among the patients they serve. The work included the development of a database of 176 initiatives launched by 52 community health centers as well as 10 case studies. By…

Primary care 2025: A scenario exploration

February 7, 2012

A project developed by the Institute for Alternative Futures (IAF) with support from The Kresge Foundation to explore how Americans could select, pay for and receive primary care, and how patient-doctor relationships may change in the near future. The scenarios are meant to enable leaders in health care to make…

Detroit’s Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett named 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist

January 27, 2012

‘Godmother of African-American poetry’ credited with fostering young talent. Award-winning poet, editor, and educator Naomi Long Madgett – who nurtured aspiring Detroit poets through her teaching, annual poetry award, and publishing company – has been named the 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist. The award and $50,000 prize recognize Madgett’s decades of…

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,…