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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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Investment Without Displacement – The Video

More than 2 million Americans are evicted from their homes each year and millions more forced to leave neighborhoods and communities because of a national housing and displacement crisis. All six SPARCC sites share the common challenge of displacement and it’s a major focus of our work. As SPARCC enters its third year and looks […]

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Elevated Chicago Launch: “A Catalytic Moment” Symposium

In December, Elevated Chicago hosted a symposium on equitable transit-oriented development as part of their public launch around their initiative, which aims to transform the half-mile radius around transit stations into hubs of opportunity and connection across the region’s vast transit system. The day was filled with presentations from community members, a panel discussion, and breakout […]

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