Sundy Whiteside Featured in Video Feature about the Walnut Park East Neighborhood, Vacancy in North St. Louis
Sundy Whiteside, Vacancy Advisory Committee Co-chair, was the subject of this video feature about the toll that high rates of vacant properties inflict upon neighborhoods and communities. Sundy appeals to all St. Louisans to get involved to help.
Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future
Michael Allen, director of Preservation Research Office and a senior lecturer in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University was featured in this piece from theSTL about St. Louis' historic architecture and how preserving our housing stock is incredibly important!
Photo By Michael Thomas
Dana Malkus, Marketing and Engagement Working Group Co-chair, Pens Op-"Disinvestment and crime have common cure — community"
Dana Malkus, Professor at Saint Louis University Law School and Vacancy Advisory Committee Member penned this op-ed to highlight how strong and supported place-based groups can lead to reductions in crime and vacancy.
How one north St. Louis neighborhood is rebuilding. ‘Game-changer for our city,’ says advocate
The Tabernacle Community Development Corp., is spending $1.2 million to turn 3000 East Prairie Avenue into a community resources center. Pastor Andre Alexander, president of Tabernacle, discusses keeping property tax increases in check for existing residents and rebuilding the housing stock in a neighborhood devastated by vacancy and population decline. Photo By: Colter Peterson
America’s Vacant Lot Landscape: Insights from the National Survey on Greening
How are vacant lots evolving in the United States? What strategies do practitioners consider most effective at returning purpose to these properties? What have practitioners learned in the last several years that other municipalities and organizations can benefit from? And what do organizations still need to do this work effectively? Checkout this report from the Center for Community Progress and the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health to learn what 119 organizations across 27 states shared on new trends, tactics, and lessons on maintaining and greening vacant lots
We Live Here Series Explores Environmental Racism and Demolition
Last week, St. Louis Public Radio's Podcast: "We Live Here" released its firtst episode of their new series which explores Environmental Racism in St. Louis. The first episode is called "Farm Dreams & Toxic Dust" and focuses on the air quality of areas close to the demolitions of vacant buildings. Photo Credit: David Kovaluk