Tag: Neighborhood Change
The arts have a long history of highlighting social issues and creating public conversation that results in measurable change. As an arts administrator with...
A discussion about honoring the history of a place while actively working to encourage its growth and foster positive change.
It is often said that you get what you pay for. Clearly, too little is being paid to create positive change in America’s most vulnerable places.
Sustainable for Whom? Large-Scale Sustainable Urban Development Projects and “Environmental Gentrification”
Absent a fundamentally new approach to redevelopment planning that places housing affordability at the center of the process, large-scale sustainable development projects are likely to become engines of what has been termed “environmental gentrification.”
Located in the southeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., Parkchester Apartments was not unlike some other affordable housing developments in the city. Property owners had come and gone without making adequate investments in the nine-building complex, and residents had all but given up when its tenant association voted to bring in its current owner, The NHP Foundation (NHPF), in 2015. Within months, residents began to see signs of improvement. Top on the list of changes was the realignment of Parkchester’s environmental footprint.
About a year ago I wrote a post about Paul Krugman and whether building luxury housing could mitigate the...
A well informed community organizing effort with a targeted purpose should be the first line of defense in protecting opportunities for wealth building and access to opportunities for upward mobility in working class communities as they experience inevitable changes.
For the past two years, the Crown Heights Tenant Union of Brooklyn has turned collective bargaining strategies on landlords—and policymakers.
My city of Albany, N.Y., is currently going through a rezoning process. Mostly this entails cleaning up a fragmented,...