In the US, African-Americans are being denied mortgages at rates much higher than their white peers.
A conversation with Detroit’s Planning Director, Maurice Cox, about civic assets.
Source: Reimagining the Civic Commons
- Understanding the Great Migration: A new study provides some answers.
Earlier this month, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended implementation of its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which requires local governments receiving federal housing and community development funds to look at patterns of segregation within their borders and across their regions.
Arline Geronimus began to wonder: how much of the health problems that the young mothers in Trenton experienced were caused by the stresses of their environment?
A long clear read. Hamilton County districting replicates the pattern of segregation found in neighborhoods. Our classrooms are similar to our neighborhoods — at least we haven’t made it worse. The article shows pretty clearly that we could use districting to actively reduce segregation. This would be good for our schools — and it would also be good for neighborhoods.
In Buffalo, organizers are fighting for development without displacement, parcel by parcel.
The idea that learning involves a deepening process of participation in a community of practice has gained significant ground in recent years.
Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.
Learning does not belong to individual persons, but to the various conversations of which they are a part.
By Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General
High-quality relationships must be grounded in love and informed by kindness, compassion, and generosity. There is a tendency to look at such positive emotions as “soft” and even as a liability that distorts judgment and impairs tough decision making. But research increasingly shows that positive emotions enhance performance and resilience.