Houston, Texas has been segregating at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, the twin ills of rising inequality and increased gentrification have become too familiar in urban America.
Development projects in cities across the nation are trying to drive out low-income residents, but local activists are taking control with community-based solutions that are beneficial to everyone.
Like labor unions, neighborhood unions could help residents bargain collectively for affordable housing, housing security, protections for local businesses, and community reconciliation.
It takes much more than one project or policy to address gentrification. It takes a movement.
As rent prices soar in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, JPNet's State of Our Neighborhood forum helps to give community residents and merchants a voice.
IPS partners with DCIFF on a film based on a short story of the same name by San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguía, followed by a discussion of it's relationship to DC gentrification.
The series to promote intergenerational discussion will address what it takes to save a neighborhood these days.
Restaurants along U Street are meant to be community cultural hubs that preserve the legacy and history of the District and uplift racial and cultural connections.
An afternoon discussion about a unique community service response to DC gentrification that is building diverse friendships across several social cleavages.
Here is the new date and location for the film about why DC residents are very concerned with plans to establish four big-box stores in the District by 2012.