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SPARCC LA Bolsters Community Organizing in Los Angeles

SPARCC provides a path to building “the muscle of collaboration” for more equitable investments in LA communities As the city of Inglewood plans for construction of three major sports arenas, the developments are ushering in new shops, restaurants, hotels, parks, and high-end housing, leading to the gentrification of the area and potential displacement of over […]

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Infrastructure Heals Where It Once Divided in Atlanta

With SPARCC, racial equity guides new infrastructure projects in undervalued neighborhoods Last fall, when construction crews were excavating land beneath the elevated MARTA tracks in Atlanta’s historic West End neighborhood for new soccer fields, they found what appeared to be kitchen floor tiles buried in the rubble. It’s easy to imagine the family scenes in […]

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It’s Time: Endorsing a Bold New Regional Housing Idea for the San Francisco Bay Area

By Mariia Zimmerman Across the Bay Area, local leaders from the public sector, philanthropy, the tech sector and other regional employers, and community advocates have forged a new regional housing compact. The CASA Compact, released in December 2018, is a 15-year emergency policy package to confront the region’s housing crisis head-on with strategies designed to […]

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Moving From Separate & Unequal to Inclusive & Equitable

By Kendra Freeman – Growing up in Chicago, I learned about segregation at an early age.  My education came riding the ‘L’ from 95th street north to the Loop and to different neighborhoods on the north and west sides of the city and suburbs.  It’s a lesson natives and transplants learn quickly as riders shift […]

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