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Madhavi Reddy

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Madhavi Reddy is a Detroit-based community builder who works at the intersection of justice and place. She is the executive director of Community Development Advocates of Detroit, a membership centered-organization serving the community development ecosystem in Detroit. She also serves as associate professor of practice in urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan.
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Lessons from Detroit: Joining Forces with Resident-Led Groups

It’s been 14 years since the Community Development Advocates of Detroit opened its membership to resident-led groups. Here’s a look at what they’ve learned about working together and navigating the transition.