Community Development & Gentrification: A Tale of Two Cities

For decades city planners, economists, and social justice advocates have wrestled with the challenge of improving blighted or low-income neighborhoods without making them unaffordable to current residents. Now it is the City Different’s turn. A refreshing break from the world of war — let’s improve our city without displacing our neighbors. Here’s where we can make…

What Do We Know About the Syria Attack?

Now that the dust has settled, what do we know?  What don’t we know? What can we learn from the US attack on Syria? Several reports and a Keith Olbermann rant provide some answers. The post also includes details on several rallies and marches related to climate, Tax Day, & Syria, and a report on…

We Knew This Was Coming. Now What Do We Do?

Last night at the Interfaith Panel, one question from the audience chilled the room. “I just got a notice on my phone that the US has launched a missile attack on Syria. What do we do?”  When the question was read to the audience, you could hear tears, one of the panelists buried his head in…