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Research: Displacement in the Face of Climate Change

By Marissa Ramirez The past five years have been the warmest ever recorded on record globally, and spring flooding, hurricane and wildfire seasons are once again upon us, with summer months and their expected warmer-than-average heat not far behind. Between hurricanes in the southeast and wildfires in California, over 1.2 million people were displaced by […]

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A Backyard Solution for Displacement in Denver

This article originally appeared in LIIF’s 2019 Impact Report and is written by Hannah Taylor It’s a chilly, clear October day when a crane swings over a single-family home in West Denver, CO, lifting the frame of a studio apartment into the air and lowering it into a backyard. This aerial delivery will soon become […]

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Parks as a Catalyst for Positive Change: A Conversation With Hanaa Hamdi

Dr. Hanaa Hamdi, Director of Health Impact Investment Strategies and Partnerships for New Jersey Community Capital, sat down with NRDC’s Stephanie Gidigbi of the SPARCC national team to expand on a SPARCC Virtual Learning Conversation event highlighting the vital importance of parks in the health and well-being of communities. “Every community has a right to have access […]

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Principles for Parks and Equitable Development

By Sasha Forbes There is a frustrating truth in the world of community development: new large-scale development, no matter how much it is designed to support the existing neighborhood, often displaces or alienates some longtime residents. Whether it’s a transit project, housing project or large-scale park project, the outcomes are typically the same. Assets in […]

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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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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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