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Reckoning with Digital Inequity in Place Based Community Revitalization. Journal of Public and Non-Profit Affairs. (2023)
Abstract: Place-based community development in America has a rich history. Practices and procedures for successful redevelopment are supported by lobbying efforts, public administration, policy, federal funding, and the efforts of non-profits dedicated to neighborhood revitalization. Community revitalization work is often centered around specific geographic locations, while in recent decades modern technology has caused social networks to become increasingly geographically disparate. Social networks have been demonstrated to support the economic mobility that community development strives to create. However, the impact of modern technology on place-based community development has not been clearly understood. Increasing digitalization has impacted the effectiveness of place-based social equity efforts such as community organizing, affordable housing and economic development, and financial capability interventions. This essay explores how place-based community organizing led to the creation of current policies that govern community development, how technology has impacted urban communities and how these changes may subsequently affect social equity objectives in public administration.
Staying Power – Preserving Local Ownership in Gentrifying Cities. National Cooperative Business Association Journal. (2017)
Abstract: “The cooperative movement champions the concept of ownership, but in a way that levels the playing field and redistributes profits among its members and its community.” This article discusses how cooperatives can play a leading role in preserving local ownership in neighborhoods that are changing.
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