MacArthur Park Avoids Gentrification

Development that benefits low-income neighborhood residents: the case of MacArthur Park in Los Angeles Gerardo Sandoval Urban revitalization efforts have historically led to either forcible removal or displacement of working class residents via market forces...

Defending Government – 1970s Version

The 1960s occasioned massive involvement of student, civil rights, anti-war and other activists, mobilized in demonstrations and marches, protest.  Less remarked is the movement of many of these activists to more institutionalized situations, more characteristic of...

New Interest in the Local Level

  There’s new interest in cities – once called the “lost world of municipal  government,” where only the small stuff happened. [1] Partly it’s frustration with Washington, where political gridlock has stopped many good ideas.  Partly it’s a sense of urgency about...

What’s the Progressive City? – 3

What’s the Progressive City? – 3     (11 APRIL 2014)              834   The progressive city entails a collective consciousness of what it is. In Cleveland when Norman Krumholz’s city planning department studied MUNY Light the city’s struggling public power...

What’s the Progressive City? 4 Rules of Engagement

Rules of Engagement?                (17 MA7 2014) To many advocates of sustainable communities, making cities livable requires changing the fabric of civil society. To state it succinctly, the concept of sustainable communities is, for many cities and in many...