Category Archives: Built Environments

Built Environments #24: “I wish this was a…”

I’ve spoken about the David T Howard building before. I think that it’s an excellent opportunity for an affordable housing initiative. Before I proposed that the initiative be focused on elderly people raising children. It has green space, accessible public … Continue reading

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Built Environments #23: Champlain Housing Trust, Lessons in Revitalization

The Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) is the largest community land trust in the country and it operates in Northwestern Vermont. It initially was two parts that worked in coordination with each other, the Burlington Community Land trust (BCLT) and Lake Champlain … Continue reading

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Built Environments #22: Community Land Trusts

“Community Land Trust in a Nutshell” from WeeFlee Productions on Vimeo. Community land trusts are equitable, sustainable, and community driven solutions to lack of affordable housing and a need for community development. The require collaboration between community members, the local … Continue reading

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Built Environments #21: Occupy Our Homes Atlanta- Housing Justice Academy Direct Action

A video by Occupy Our Homes Atlanta about the culminating action for their first Housing Justice Academy. Home owners address Senator Isakson’s staff. Just for the record, if a security guard tells you to stop walking and you’re in a … Continue reading

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Built Environments #19: Occupy Atlanta and My Period of Personal Enlightment

About two years ago I was at a point in my life where I knew something was very very wrong in the United States. Students loans and medical debt seemed distressingly burdensome for everyone who faced them. I had a … Continue reading

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Built Environments #20: Occupy Our Homes Atlanta’s Housing Justice Academy- October 26-28, 2013

In late October Occupy Our Homes Atlanta (OOHA), an independent offshoot of Occupy Atlanta, held their first housing justice academy to train everyday citizens to be Home Defenders. The conference drew people from Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. … Continue reading

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Built Environments #18: A Quick Guide to the Foreclosure Crisis in Atlanta

The Foreclosure Crisis is confusing. It’s hard to understand. It’s even hard for me, who’s been reading about the foreclosure crisis for two years, to understand. It’s complicated and it’s supposed to be. And in the time that you’re willing … Continue reading

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Built Environments #17: Atlanta and “The Equality of Opportunity Project”

  The United States has always had a problem living up to its own ideals. It has the obnoxious habit of speaking grandly of itself while being the exact opposite. For instance, as the writers of the Declaration of Independence … Continue reading

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Built Environments #16: Racial Segregation, Inequality, and Health

For the record: I wrote a paper for the health policy class in my MPH program. It fits the contents of this blog super well. This is a chunk from that paper. The vein that runs throughout all of the … Continue reading

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Built Environments #15: Serial Displacement of Minorities for the Sake of Progress

The excerpts below are from a paper I wrote for the health policy class in my MPH program: Often the terms gentrification and revitalization are used interchangeably. Essentially they mean the same thing, which is that a community will change … Continue reading

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