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A note on posts prior to this one

Posted on gabrielpiemonte.com: Every post after this point is from a blog I set up last year that is connected to this effort. I have added copies of all…

Finding our own way

by Gabriel Piemonte I had the great good fortune to know Leon Despres a little when I worked at the Hyde Park Herald. Leon knew the true value…

Moving beyond 71st Street

by Gabriel Piemonte The folks at Reclaiming South Shore for Everybody were the first to bring me (and the 464 other people in the group) the news that…

What will be lost: Another view on Jackson Park

Here is another voice from yet another South Sider who describes movingly the cast of these changes to Jackson Park: We are afraid of the new and that…

A voice speaking against development in Jackson Park

  Here is another voice of a resident of the South Side who describes so eloquently why she treasures our opens spaces and her views about the plans…

What Jackson Park’s living elements are really worth

This simple testimonial to the power of the nature center says more than I ever could about how backward the valuation of Jackson Park that is happening right…

On false equivalences

Anyone who had seen the map of the new Tiger Woods Golf Course knew it was too big to fit in the footprint of the current course, even…

The disastrous downzone

by Gabriel Piemonte I don’t get to spend enough time in South Shore. When I started Rainbow Market Growers with my friend Lee Bryant, I was in South…

We know who we are by what we do

My concern about the collateral consequences of the city’s big development plans is partly the result of my experience with the city’s largest redevelopment project in a generation, the…

The golden rule or the rule of gold?

by Gabriel Piemonte Twice a week I work with public high school students from all over the South Side. I co-founded Voices and Visions four years ago to…