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Category: Urban Planning :: Re-development
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As Chicago proposes making Pilsen the city’s largest landmark district, residents fear more displacement: ‘Saving buildings will not save people’ 17.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago officials propose making part of Pilsen a historic landmark district, but property owners and residents fear landmarking would force people from the area.
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities 5.10.2020 THE CITY FIX
As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much ...
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Green Space: An Underestimated Tool to Create More Equal Cities 30.9.2020 WRI Stories
Print A walk in the park might seem like a small thing, but green spaces can play a huge role in building equitable cities. Photo by Ignascio Brosa/Unsplash As coronavirus restrictions ease around the world, many consider a walk around their neighborhood for some fresh air to be a welcome break from confinement. However, socioeconomic status could greatly affect the landscapes people find on these strolls, particularly in how much green they are likely to see. The gaps between the haves and the have-nots in cities across the world are visible from space, illuminated by tree canopy. San Francisco’s Urban Forestry Plan , for example, notes that tree canopy varies widely depending on the relative wealth of different communities. The ritzy villas in the Seacliff neighborhood enjoy a leafy 30% canopy cover, while historically lower-income and immigrant communities in the Mission and Outer Sunset neighborhoods have a scant 7.5% and 5% tree canopy cover, respectively. The correlation between urban tree cover ...
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Discount Mall vendors ally with young activists to fight displacement in Little Village: ‘This is not just a mall, this is our culture’ 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Discount Mall vendors and young activists fear redevelopment will erase the Mexican culture of Little Village.
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Little Village Discount Mall gentrification fears follow other signs of redevelopment in neighborhood 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The possible changes to the Little Village Discount Mall echo larger changes in the neighborhood.
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RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders 10.9.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience LeadersGlobal Commission on Adaptation brings together broad coalition of universities, cities and community organizations to help cities build resilience to climate change   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) — A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Protesters Seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor Have to Convince a Mitch McConnell Protege 29.7.2020 Mother Jones
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is set to make history twice in less than a year. The first time came in November 2019, when he became the first Black person to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky as a stand-alone candidate. The second time is likely just around the corner, when he decides whether […]
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot reaches deal on affordable housing in Woodlawn amid concerns over gentrification around Obama Presidential Center 22.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The city of Chicago would require new apartment developments in Woodlawn near the proposed Obama Presidential Center to include more affordable housing units for low-income residents as part of a compromise reached between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and a group of community activists supported by freshman Ald. Jeanette Taylor.
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Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10 million to increase economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in Chicago and 9 other cities 16.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new initiative that will invest $10 million in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, to promote economic equity for low-wage workers and minority-owned small businesses.
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Coronavirus chaos — wrecked economy, less office space demand, scarce financing — challenges Chicago’s megadevelopments 16.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago’s decade-plus construction cycle has altered the skyline and emboldened developers to draw up some of the costliest real estate plans ever seen in the city. Now the coronavirus pandemic leaves in doubt whether those megaprojects can continue an already lengthy construction boom or if they’ll be pushed into the next construction cycle — or never happen at all.
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Cities, Battered by COVID-19, Remain Key to Recovery. How Can Investments Be Well Spent? 5.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, investment packages are taking shape to provide relief and recovery. Cities from New York to Nairobi are not only on the frontlines of the health and economic impacts, but they provide immense ...
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Tackling Inequality in Cities is Essential for Fighting COVID-19 14.4.2020 WRI Stories
Tackling Inequality in Cities is Essential for Fighting COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintMore than 1 billion people live in slums and informal settlements in developing cities like Mumbai, India. Social distancing may be impossible for many of them. Photo by Adrian Catalan Lazar/iStockPhoto The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruptive new normal for everyone through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines. But for the billions of urban poor, these guidelines aren’t just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Tackling Inequality in Cities Is Essential for Fighting COVID-19 14.4.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a disruptive new normal for everyone through shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines. But for the billions of urban poor, these guidelines aren’t just burdensome; they’re essentially impossible. Social distancing is a critically important response ...
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For the corn man of Highland Park, love and gentrification point the way back to Mexico 19.3.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

After 23 years, the humble elotero Andres Santos has hawked his final kernel. He headed home to Mexico to chase that grandest dream of all: love.

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Letters to the Editor: An L.A. Times piece on Highland Park shows how not to write about gentrification 15.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A recent op-ed article decrying gentrification in Highland Park was remarkably tone-deaf and offensive, readers say.

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At World Urban Forum, Renewed Urgency to Safeguard Vulnerable Communities 26.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
“Acknowledgement, voice and the right to negotiate” – that’s what’s needed to bring the world’s urban poor back into the system and begin creating cities that work for everyone, said Sheela Patel, chair of Slum/Shack Dwellers International (SDI), at the 10th ...
Can Minneapolis invest in its north side without pushing people out of neighborhoods? Upper Harbor is the test 19.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Upper Harbor Terminal project promises amenities, jobs, and economic growth in a working class part of the city. Many in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods around it worry it will drive them out. Can the project build wealth for current residents without erasing them?
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Editorial: L.A. needs to preserve affordable housing. Eminent domain isn't the way to do it 18.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

L.A. leaders cannot ignore the serious repercussions of regularly seizing private property for affordable housing.

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In Silver Lake, a vegan joint tells of how the big fish of gentrification eat the little ones 4.2.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Miranda Megill admits that when she opened a vegan restaurant in 2007, it wasn't without a few pangs of guilt that she may have helped push Silver Lake's famous gentrification along.

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Salon or grocery? Beloved Windward closes in Venice but fashionable pop-up market poised to open 31.1.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Venice still mourning the loss of beloved Windward Farms grocery. But a pop-up looms nearby, featuring a living room and after-hour events.

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