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Solving Gentrification

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This presentation was made by a student in the i.c. stars program as part of "Civics 101" taught by Tom Tresser, Fall 2013. tom@civiclab.us

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Solving Gentrification

  1. 1. GENTRIFICATION V. MINDSET A creative approach by Tiffani K. Blackmond
  2. 2. …A CHANGE OF HEART Initially I felt gentrification was a big issue in my neighborhood. However, deeper insight led me to believe it was much more than that; it was the mindset of a generation.
  3. 3. BUILDING A NEW CHICAGO In March of 2012, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Building a New Chicago program. The $7 billion program is supposed to be focused on infrastructure costs and repairs. www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mayor/press_room/press_releases/2012/ma rch_2012/mayor_emanuel_announces7billionbuildinganewchicagoprogram.ht ml
  4. 4. PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS  In my neighborhood, the posters are usually in torn down areas next to abandoned parks or deserted buildings  In other neighborhoods, the posters are next to actual construction sites; work is being done
  5. 5. http://www.heyjackass.com/deadliestneighborhoods/ HTTP://WWW.REDEYECHICAGO.COM/NEW S/CRIME/REDEYE-HOMICIDE-BY-THE- NUMBERS-FEB-2013- 20130307,0,923022.HTMLPAGE
  6. 6. CREATIVE SOLUTION  Introduction of an “Exposure Experience” In school or after school program  Volunteers serve as role models  Combination of workshops (self esteem, identity, unpopular history), field trips and mentorship   Will help raise a better generation Better goals/outlook on life  Will teach generations after them 
  7. 7. WILLIAM D. BURNS, ALDERMAN 4TH WARD

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