Category: grassroots redevelopment

Investment as extraction: The agenda behind funds for community investment

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What does the South Side’s future require?

by Gabriel Piemonte When I began these essays about the changes coming to the South Side, my focal point was the unnamed development corporation being organized to control…

Our South Side crisis in leadership

by Gabriel Piemonte Some people get a kick out of besmirching others in public. Still others like to throw a rock and hide their hand, starting rumors that…

Vision from below: Why development must include local control

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Make no big bad plans, with three illustrations

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The Gathering Storm

The city wants to put a private community development corporation in charge of all new projects in Woodlawn, Washington Park, and South Shore. People with a sense of…