The Secretaries’ Award winners were honored at the Council on Foundations’ Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Cleveland. Learn more.
IPI recently co-hosted a national series of World Urban Forum 7 (WUF7) Pre-Session Dialogues,the first of which was held in partnership with the Atlantic Council (read more). More information on WUF7 can be found here.
Secretary Donovan travelled to Chile to identify best practices for disaster reconstruction. Learn more about the Secretary’s learning exchange here.
Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones and IPI Deputy Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Argilagos participated in the OECD Fifth Urban Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers in Marseilles, France. To learn more about the discussion held click here.
In November 2013, IPI coordinated a two-day learning exchange with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), where representatives met with various HUD program offices (including HUD’s Office of Native American Programs) to discuss Aboriginal/Native American Housing Initiatives.


Innovation of the Day

Innovation of the Day (IOD) is a new HUD online platform being developed as a hub for collecting and disseminating innovative housing, community development, built environment, and urban practices from around the world. Its purpose is to crowd-source new models that can be leveraged not only within HUD, but by other agencies, municipalities, philanthropies, non-profits, and citizens. Additional benefits include the ability to identify emerging trends, promising solutions, and successful means of implementation. Submit your innovation now at

On Tuesday, January 17th, version 1.2 of Partner.HUD.Gov went live with the recently announced 2011 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grantees and Competitive Runners-Up. The newest version also includes enhanced functionality and design so be sure it check it out at Plans are in the works for other grant programs at HUD, such as those administered by the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, to provide news and other engaging content for inclusion on

The Edge

The Edge is an online magazine providing news, a message from the Assistant Secretary, and a wide range of information on housing and community development issues, regulations, and research. The HUD Partner Reports column highlights studies from IPI partners.