Monthly Archives: April 2016

PolicyLink Returns to Pittsburgh to Continue the Local Equitable Development Conversation

“As Pittsburgh undergoes a tremendous economic transformation from its industrial roots toward a new economy driven largely by its educational and health care institutions, portions of the city are experiencing a development boom. With these market forces comes great potential for reinvestment in long-distressed neighborhood and economic opportunities for their residents, but also the risk that rising rents and landowners’ project motives will lead to the displacement of lower-income residents and their cultural dislocation from gentrifying areas catering mainly to wealthy, white residents.” -Sarah Treuhaft, PolicyLink PolicyLink Returns to Pittsburgh to Continue the Local Equitable Development Conversation, Neighborhood Allies  Read…

How Philanthropies Can Advance Racial and Economic Equity in America’s Cities

Now more than ever, the traditional approaches to economic development are simply not working for cities—they exacerbate inequality and stifle growth, leaving the talent and potential of low-income residents untapped and the inequities of the market unchecked. But making progress on these issues will demand that foundations be patient, ready to innovate, and realistic in their understanding of the complexity of these issues. Read More How Philanthropies Can Advance Racial and Economic Equity in America’s Cities Rip Rapson, President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation Phillip Henderson, President, Surdna Foundation