An anti-displacement program in San Francisco requiring the city to offer significant portions of affordable housing developments to people who live in the areas where they’re built appears to be performing as planned since it began around two years ago.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
In the US, African-Americans are being denied mortgages at rates much higher than their white peers.
Source: Housing market racism persists despite ‘fair housing’ laws | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
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.
Source: The Great Migration: The First Moving-to-Opportunity Project
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.
Source: Why HUD should help communities think regionally about segregation
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?
Source: Making The Case That Discrimination Is Bad For Your Health
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.
Source: We can draw school zones to make classrooms less segregated. This is how well your district does. – Vox
In Buffalo, organizers are fighting for development without displacement, parcel by parcel.
Source: Gentrification Can’t Be the Theme of Rust Belt City Recovery
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.
Source: infed.org | Jean Lave, Etienne Wenger and communities of practice
By Vivek Murthy, US Surgeon General
Harvard Business Review
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.