Amplify GR meeting: What does community ownership look like?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 07-28-2017 under OPINION

On July 27, 2017 I along with approximately 80 residents from the Southeast side and surrounding areas attended the Amplify GR Community Listening meeting at Living Word Church, 1534 Kalamazoo SE. A non-profit funded by the Doug and Maria DeVos...

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Who pays the cost: Cycles of disinvestment, economic exclusion, gentrification, redlining still plague Grand Rapids

by (jamiel_robinson)

Submitted 05-26-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is a sign of a thriving city to see regular reinvestment and renewal in residential and business districts. New construction and rehabilitation of existing buildings and neighborhoods can be effective in meeting changing demands of both residents...

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Elephants takes home top public vote, Displacement the juried grand prize

by (laurelgreen)

Submitted 10-06-2012 under NEWS

On the old loading dock of the Grand Rapids Press, transformed for the occasion, winners for this year’s ArtPrize competition were awarded well over half of a million dollars in various public and juried awards. The event culminated in the...

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