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How Developers Can Support Communities

Developers have access to power that can have an immense effect on the neighborhoods. All too often their impact is negative, displacing residents, closing community stalwarts, or causing rapid gentrification. It does not have to be this way! Here are a few...

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Curbing Gentrification in Philadelphia

While many people believe gentrification is good for neighborhoods, property values, and crime, there are plenty of negative effects to explore. We define gentrification as “the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of...

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A Brief History of Redlining in Philadelphia

Many of the issues surrounding affordable housing for Black and Brown people in Philadelphia are because of the discriminatory policy called “redlining.” We can trace redlining back to the 1930s, when the federal Home Owners’ Loan Corporation created a color-coded map...

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