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...

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...

Progressive City Literature

There is a literature of the progressive city.  There is great journalism. There are lots of scholarly articles, some well cited theses and dissertations, even some fugitive pieces – see the Bibliography at www.progressivecities.org. I’ve written The Progressive City...

History of the Project So Far (February 2013)

Edit Here is the story on the web project: When I emptied out my office in 2004, I found that the Cornell Library’s archives, officially the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) would take them as part of its already large planning collection (papers of...

Ideas for Mayors…And Neighborhoods

Working off where the previous post on “Neighborhoodism” left off, there are a number of conclusions and questions that can be formulated regarding the right way forward for mayors and administrations working with neighborhood groups, such as:   First, there is a...