In North Philadelphia, equitable community development requires community engagement

October 15, 2018

October 12, 2018, Peak Johnson - Generocity

 

Gentrification can be a scary word, and one often heard in Philadelphia.

 

While neighborhood development projects often purport to benefit the communities where they’re taking place, the appearance of doing good doesn’t always equal the desired effect. Longtime residents can feel left out of these sometimes-huge projects concerning their neighborhoods when they don’t have much input into whatever is planned.

 

So, how can Philadelphians help improve their neighborhoods without gentrification taking place? How can they take an idea or important issue and transform it into something more without the assistance of outside dollars or leadership?

 


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