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East Harlem Residents Claim Victory Over Real-Estate Giant

by Leticia Miranda on October 27 2009, 9:10AM

East Harlem residents with Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a part of la Otra Campaña, have managed to fight off Dawnay Day, a London-based real-estate corporation that tried to take over 47 apartment buildings from low-income and immigrant…

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The White City

by Yvonne Yen Liu on October 23 2009, 2:15PM

Click here for a larger pic. Check out this entry by Aaron M. Renn on the New Geography blog. I think it’s messed up that Tier One cities that are exemplars of progressive, urban planning are predominantly white. What…

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Chicago’s Vulnerable Breathe a Sigh of Relief as Olympic Flame is Extinguished

by Guest Columnist on October 5 2009, 10:29AM

by guest blogger Burke Bindbeutel. photo © John Sisson / sissonphotography.com Heavy favorite Chicago lost its 2016 Olympics bid to Rio de Janeiro last Friday. While city boosters wept and anti-Obama pundits celebrated, most residents breathed a sigh of relief….

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On Chicago’s Invisible Violence, and Derrion Albert’s Death.

by Guest Columnist on September 30 2009, 12:14PM

by Henry Cervantes, writing from Chicago’s West Side. Nadashia Thomas, 6, a cousin of Derrion Albert, holds a sign beside a poster of Derrion Albert at Fenger High School in Chicago, Sept. 28, 2009. A vigil for Derrion Albert was…

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Good Gangs

by Michelle Chen on August 31 2009, 8:48PM

Over the past few years, the phenomenon of youth gangs has spawned its own field of criminology—part social science, part political spectacle. Police have been declaring war on gangs for decades, officials have deployed social workers, teachers and “gang…

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Mean streets

by Michelle Chen on July 16 2009, 8:51PM

In neighborhoods across the country, the swelling of the homeless population has been met not with social services, housing, or even sympathy—but with handcuffs. The National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty…

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Shrunken hopes in urban America

by Michelle Chen on April 23 2009, 9:27PM

The recession is trampling communities around the country, but some cities are trying to get ahead of the curve by shrinking their own footprint. Declining cities like Flint, Michigan’s famously depressed auto-factory town, are deconstructing themselves to preserve what’s…

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