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Seems like a new article about gentrification emerges every day. Go to our facebook_icon page for more details.

Urban Renewal another type of displacement for the Trump administration?

A sociological point of view on Urban Uprsisings 2015

“Put simply, interacting with members of other racial groups in your neighborhood or school makes it more likely that stereotypes are rejected and that you will begin to appreciate the vast within-group variation in attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of members of racial groups (or any type of group for that matter).”

What’s next Baltimore April 29, 2015

Preventing Gentrification

Civilized Discourse

Don’t call it Gentrification

Steiner show

Gentrification

Brooklyn 3/13

5 things can do….

when is gentrification

Toxic Tours in Baltimore

fixing schools and revitalization

sustainable & equitable development

memory against forgetting middle east baltimore

Moving on From Gentrification to ‘Shared Neighborhoods’

Gentrification and its Discontents: Notes from New Orleans

my brooklyn unmasking the take over of America’s hippest city

five questions with my brooklyn director about gentrification etc. 

Ghost of Gentrifications Past and Present in “My Brooklyn” Documentary

Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design (I-SEEED)

Load of gentrification
Your article about Load of Fun (“Load of Trouble,” Mobtown Beat, Sept. 11, 2012) includes the statement: “Others in the community blame the changing nature of the neighborhood.”

We are provoked to write and tell your readers about an emerging project called “Gentrification (K)not,” which will take place in and around the Station North area of Baltimore City in June 2013. The focus of this project is to explore, examine, and create alternative ways of thinking, being, and doing so that gentrification does not occur during the restoration and revitalization of Station North.

Let’s be clear: we are NOT against the revitalization of Station North. We ARE concerned that gentrification—a traditional consequence of neighborhood revitalization—does not result from the development of the area.

For the purpose of this project, we define gentrification as the dynamic that emerges when poor urban neighborhoods—through a process of renovations, restoration, and residential shifts—change in ways such that current residents can no longer live or work in their neighborhood.

It is our desire to prevent this dynamic from emerging and we need your help. So we are looking for people, artists, activists, academics, and others (even politicians) who are interested in participating in exhibits, events, and dialogues throughout June 2013 (kNotGentrification@gmx.us).

Kevin Brown
Jude Lombardi
Leo Zimmermann

Greenmount West is Best
I am writing to respectfully request that you make a correction to the recent reference to the neighborhood of Barclay as the “Best Up-and-Coming Neighborhood” (Best of Baltimore, Sept. 19). While Barclay is a great place, it is not the community that is home to the many assets listed on the award—including the Open Walls project (there is one piece in Barclay, the rest are in Charles North and Greenmount West), all of the artist housing buildings are in Greenmount West (Copycat, Annex, Area 405, Cork Factory, and the City Arts Building) as is the new Design School, which is NOT a MICA project, but a Baltimore City Public School.

Priya Bhayana

LOAD OF TROUBLE
Load of Fun closes doors to get up to code. — By Baynard Woods, Baltimore City Paper

When is (k)NOT gentrification?  Another response:

When designing includes participation by all and is nested in sustainability (in the true sense of the word). I’m going: March 9, 2013.

Traces Left:  Equitable and Sustatinable Development Conference

Sustainable Communities — (k)NOT

Dr. Fullilove is a psychiatrist who studies cities and how displacement of people destroys one’s health and the health of one’s community. During her talk on March 9th at the Sustainable Development Conference here in Baltimore she made two points:

One, we are living in the midst of a long series of policies, all of which do the same thing displace–poor people and people of color–from their communities. The names have changed but the game is the same. It is a system of elements that has been used over the decades that destroys communities. A series of policies and practices that are listed in the photo.Screen shot 2013-03-13 at 2.14.27 PM

Each element of this system of destruction has–one after another–over decades, disrupted communities and destroyed their economic and social wealth, which is not easy to rebuild. (root shock)

We know the size of a  community’s economic and social networks is an indicator of the strength or weakness of a community. And if you attack a community and disrupt it over and over and over again you gradually eat away at everything it had.

That brings me to her second point. The size of a community’s networks is inversely related to the amount of disease in that community. The more we destroy the networks the more we create disease. For it is our networks which keep us well. – jLombardi@jlombardi.net

For Example, The Ghetto is Public Policy 

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  1. genknot says:

    JHU COMMUNITY MEETING ON OLMSTEAD LOT DEVELOPMENT

    Johns Hopkins University announced the selection of the Armada Hoffler team to develop its St. Paul site at 33rd Street.

    The first community meeting will be Tuesday, March 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sts. Phillips and James Church basement, 2801 N. Charles Street.

    The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the developer solicitation and selection processes, explain the roles and responsibilities of the involved parties, and, most important, to seek community input on all facets of the project.

    The second community meeting will be with the Charles Village Civic Association meeting on March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sts. Phillips and James Church.

    HAS DOES THIS IMPACT LOCAL BUSINESS & WAVERLY

    The developer wants to put a supermarket on this site which is a block away from Eddie’s Market and six blocks away from Waverly Crossroads Giant Foods.

    Eddie’s has been a great neighbor, responsive to customers and supportive of the community; it is a caring unionized employer with 40 employees. Eddie’s has been a stabilizing force in the community for 50 years and would be severely impacted by a chain market opening so close by. Hundreds of neighbors and customers are signing a Friends of Eddie’s Market Charles Village petition to “support Eddie’s Market and oppose the building of a new grocery or supermarket on the Olmsted lot owned by Johns Hopkins.

    Stop by Eddie’s at 3117 St. Paul St. to sign this petition.

    Waverly Crossroads Giant has operated at 33rd and Old York Road since 2004. It brought back a supermarket to the village after A & P abandoned its Gorsuch Avenue site. Giant was designed and planned to serve many diverse communities to the east, west, north and south of Greenmount Avenue, including Charles Village and Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus.

    Historically, Johns Hopkins University has fostered policies discouraging its “affiliates” (a term used to include students, staff and other associates) from venturing east of Guilford Avenue for so called safety reasons. JHU security views that line as their eastern border not to be crossed. JHU has actually created a wall separating more and less affluent communities to the west and east of Guilford Avenue. That wall is a class and race divider which a new supermarket on its west side will perpetuate and reinforce.

    A new supermarket at St. Paul and 33rd will take business away from both Eddie’s and Waverly Crossroads Giant Foods.

    JHU has provided an opportunity to be heard about the development project. Consider crossing over the border and speaking out at their community meeting March 12th.

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