Spirit of Occupy Lives On

In this issue: Election 2016, What Would Jane Jacobs Say? ● Rural & Urban Developers Find Common Cause ● A Voyeur's View ● Voices From the Field
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Axel-Lute Community Development Is Urban and Rural
Miriam Axel-Lute, Shelterforce
Distressed parts of urban areas and rural areas have a lot in common. Obviously there are some very real differences, but there are enough similarities that it seems that there ought to be more potential for making common cause than currently exists. Here are five . . .  More

The Spirit of Occupy Lives On in Equitable Development
Dominic T. Moulden, ONE DC, and Gregory D. Squires, George Washington University
The status quo simply was not working for the majority of residents of DC and other large cities. The spirit of the Occupy movement clearly hung in the air, as many explicitly called for a right to the city for groups that had long been dispossessed . . . More

Election 2016: What Would Jane Jacobs Say?
Peter Dreier, Occidental College
On an assignment in Philadelphia, Jacobs noticed that the streets within an urban renewal project were deserted, whereas an older street nearby was crowded with people. She talked to the project architect, who described its wonderful aesthetics but seemed unconcerned with . . . More

A Voyeur's View
A Review of Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads by Paul Theroux

Robert L. Reece, Duke University
This fascination with the region's poverty becomes almost voyeuristic as epitomized by an early visit with Bernie Mazyck of the South Carolina Association of Community Development Corporations. Theroux expresses a desire to visit some of the places Mazyck works with. Mazyck asks, "Anything special?" Theroux responds, "The poorest." But Theroux's apparent voyeurism extends beyond poverty . . .  More

Voices from the Field: Mixed-Income Housing
What did you have to say about mixed-income housing?
See the results of our survey . . . More

You Said It!

On Mixing It Up

[Mixed-income housing] shouldn't come at the expense of low-income units or housing for people of color. And it shouldn't accept "mixed income" as a development where those receiving affordable housing are a minority and the majority are much higher income folks. That generally leads to management policies which are extremely prejudicial and punitive . . .
--Steve Meacham

. . . It's not all about the interaction between households, its also about social capacity and the ability to work the system upfront and behind the scenes to make things better for families in the neighborhood through better more accountable schools and government. --JTB

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Center for Health, Environment
& Justice

Murtaza Baxamusa
Sol Price School of Public Policy, USC

Housing Assistance Council

Michael Bodaken
National Housing Trust

Raphael Bostic
USC Price School of Public Policy

Janis Bowdler
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

HOPE Credit Union

Burlington Associates

Democracy Collaborative

Ana Garcia-Ashley
Gamaliel Foundation

Jamaal Green
Portland State University

Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

Lisa Hodges
Hodges Development, LLC

Planner, Louisa County, Va.

National CAPACD

Rick Jacobus
Street Level Advisors

Daniel Kravetz
Freelance Writer


Center for Community Progress

Alexandra Moffett-Bateau
City University of New York

Tulane University

Habitat for Humanity

National Urban League


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Publisher, Harold Simon

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