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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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Inside Philanthropy: Grants Bring an Equity Lens to Urban Sustainability Work

There’s growing recognition in the philanthropy sector that the work of community development, sustainability and equity is overlapping. Robust, long term community revitalization must be inclusive, collaborative, rooted in locals’ experience and cross-sectoral. From Inside Philanthropy: “As urban sustainability and livability features like green spaces, transit-oriented development, and walkable communities have become more popular, negative outcomes like spiking […]

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