Category: disenfrachisement

Investment as extraction: The agenda behind funds for community investment

by Gabriel Piemonte The South Side is on the verge of dramatic change, and while we ordinary people talk about how we are feeling about it, major forces…

The Framework Plan that wasn’t

by Gabriel Piemonte The meetings recently held by the Chicago Park District and featuring presentations by the Obama Foundation and Tiger Woods Golf Course representatives were touted as…

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…

Leslie Hairston’s bad night

by Gabriel Piemonte Actions always reveal priorities. It does not matter what a person says. You have to keep your eye on the ball, so to speak, in…

Vision from below: Why development must include local control

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Make no big bad plans, with three illustrations

If you agree with this article, please consider signing our petition, liking us on Facebook, and signing up for updates on the main page of this website. The…

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…