Category: extractive investment

Considering the politics invading the nature sanctuary

When the Chicago Park District dedicated the three-and-a-half acre South Shore Nature Sanctuary in 2002, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) was eager to keep the credit for the space…

Asset strategy must be at the heart of rebuilding the Fifth Ward

A couple of weeks ago, in a bid to appear proactive after 20 years of inaction,  Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston announced a plan to borrow our way…

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…