Expert panel discussed impact of race in community design Nov. 7

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Expert panel discussed impact of race in community design Nov. 7

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A panel of African-American planning and design professionals from some of the nation’s most diverse metropolitan areas discussed how race impacts community development in “Race and Community Design,” an F. E. Giesecke Lecture Series event November Nov. 7 in the Texas A&M College of Architecture's Technical Reference Center.

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Inspiring People: Veronica O. Davis

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Inspiring People: Veronica O. Davis

Black Urbanist, November 2, 2014

Excerpt: There are tons of Jills-of-all trades out here. Moms, daughters, sisters, cousins, people juggling a lot of hats and doing it well. You really see that when it comes to blogging. And my first pick for my new Inspiring People Series is just one of many who makes the juggling act look easy and fabulous.

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Message for Getting People to Bike Need to be Revamped

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Message for Getting People to Bike Need to be Revamped

Mobility Lab, October 6, 2014

Excerpt: Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message.

“Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot of people. But if you start with getting people who have access to a bike to go for a ride with you on a trail, they might eventually start to ride to the grocery store or to work.”

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Ms. Davis Goes to Washington

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Ms. Davis Goes to Washington

I'd like to thank Chairwoman Senator Maria Cantwell for the opportunity to discuss how the Small Business Administration's Microloan Program helped Chancee Lundy and I grow Nspiregreen LLC. Access to capital is a critical factor in the success and failure of businesses, especially women and minority-owned. The Washington Area Community Investment Fund has been a great lender/investor/mentor through the process of moving from start up to growth phase.



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How Congress, SBA can help close the small-business gender gap

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How Congress, SBA can help close the small-business gender gap

Washington Post, July 24, 2014

Excerpt: Veronica O. Davis, partner and principal planning manager of Nspiregreen LLC in Washington, D.C., told lawmakers that, while already helpful, some of the SBA’s lending and grant programs could be improved. Namely, she said the agency’s microloan program— a program popular with women-owned firms, under which the SBA provides loan funds through third-party nonprofits—includes too many restrictions that preclude those nonprofits from tailoring their offerings to best meet the needs of the borrower.

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