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
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
The Opposite of Councilmanic Prerogative
It’s not rocket science, as Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. It’s planning
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
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?
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
The Opposite of Gentrification
Jumpstart Germantown, brainchild of developer Ken Weinstein, trains local residents to be their own community developers
CitizenCast: Good Neighbors
A Citizen and Free Library event on Monday explored the perennial urban question: How do we make communities everyone can live in?