Guest Commentary: A Trust Grows in Kensington

An equitable development expert at Drexel’s Metro Finance Lab points to a possible shining light in the neighborhood beset by drug use and poverty: Community ownership of the Kensington Avenue retail corridor. Will it work?

By Karen Black

Ideas We Should Steal: Grassroots Housing Reparations

A rapper-turned-community activist is preserving Black wealth in Portland, the Whitest big city in America, by helping homeowners repair — and therefore stay — in their homes

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

Business for Good: Jumpstart Germantown

Ken Weinstein’s anti-gentrification training program, with six spin-offs in the city and region, is keeping development local—and bringing women and people of color into the industry

By Courtney DuChene

The Opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative

It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning

By Jon Geeting

Kenyatta’s Gentrification Blame Game

The Councilman says his opponent is responsible for soaring home prices in South Philly. But as Philly 3.0's engagement director notes, he's the one with the power

By Jon Geeting

Ideas We Should Steal: Community-Centered Development

A Portland B Corp is pushing a more inclusive process for building up a neighborhood. Can Philly learn a lesson from the most gentrified city in America?

By Jill Harkins

Ideas We Should Steal: Transit Oriented Development

The Fruitvale Transit Village in Oakland has brought many of the benefits associated with gentrification—but few of the negatives

By Mark Dent

The Opposite of Gentrification

Jumpstart Germantown, brainchild of developer Ken Weinstein, trains local residents to be their own community developers

By Jill Harkins