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Virtual Learning Conversation: How Parks Can Be a Catalyst for Positive Change in Communities

You can tell a lot about a community by the state of its parks. No parks? That says something. Neglected or dangerous parks? A clue that residents are struggling to raise healthy families. Lack of access to park space? That could also indicates inequity amongst communities. We tend to think that the state of the […]

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Preventing Displacement When Google Comes to Town

How a $40,000 SPARCC grant helped community organizers show Google what was needed to prevent displacement of working families in San José Google has announced it is committing $1 billion for new housing across the San Francisco Bay Area. The tech giant promises to build 20,000 new residences (including 5,000 affordable homes) over the next […]

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Investment Without Displacement: From Slogan to Strategy

By Anna Cash and Miriam Zuk Many cities around the country are struggling with the same question: How do we invest in ways that help to curb greenhouse gas emissions without displacing residents? The stakes of this question are high: Displacement has lasting impacts on physical and psychological wellbeing, community cohesion, and long-term economic mobility. […]

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