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Urban Blight

Little Hope in Baltimore for the '2s,' '3s,' and '4s'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Baltimore City is not unlike many inner cities throughout the country where unemployment rates for black youth tops 50 percent, and black adult unemployment hovers around 20 percent. Blight saturates neighborhood.

Restoring the Concrete Jungle: How to Address Urban Blight in 2015

Maury Blackman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Maury Blackman

Technology is helping to make citizen engagement easier to solve urban decay. And many cities are starting to harness innovative civic tech products to begin to repair and rebuild some of the country's most severely affected areas.

The Re-Ruination of the Waterfront

Terence Clarke | Posted 12.24.2013 | San Francisco
Terence Clarke

Those of us who lived in San Francisco at the time well remember the ruination of the waterfront by the double decker freeway that ran its length. A monstrosity, the freeway successfully blocked the city from its own bay shore.

New Orleans Rosenwald Center, Opened For African Americans During Segregation, To Be Rebuilt

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 14, 2013 edition.) On South Broad and Earhart in New Orleans, the Rosenwald Center-...

Ed Koch Documentary and Plenty More at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The 22nd Annual New York Jewish Film Festival offers yet another dazzling year of films including Neal Barsky's documentary, Koch -- a wonderful retrospective of the political life of a quintessential son of New York City.

Is Gentrification Always Bad?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Achieving that balance between community improvement and neighborhood assassination is, to say the least, a difficult balancing act. Some say that it cannot be done.

Newark Man Launches Community Project To Restore Blighted Neighborhood

The Star-Ledger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEWARK -- The empty lots Uriel Burwell skipped through as a kid were nothing more than shortcuts from Newark to Irvington. When he graduated from col...

$40M East Baltimore School To Be Testing Ground For Innovative Building

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Over the last decade, Baltimore leaders have been attempting to revitalize a troubled region in the eastern part of the city. With a new $1 billion b...