Urban Renewal another type of displacement for the Trump administration?
“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).”
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).
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.
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.
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