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MinnPost / April 10, 2018

How one St. Paul community is using an equity scorecard to direct neighborhood change

A new flurry of construction on St. Paul’s West Side has prompted discussion within the community about what development should look like in their neighborhood. Over the last year, the West Side Community Organization has been working to create an equitable development scorecard that residents can use to evaluate future development in the neighborhood and weigh in on planning decisions.

Crain's Detroit Business / April 10, 2018

Michael Van Valkenburgh and David Adjaye selected to transform Detroit's West Riverfront Park

This week, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy announced that New York City-based Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and British architect David Adjaye have won the international design competition for the $50 million transformation of the West Riverfront Park. Their design proposal for the 22-acre, river-adjacent park includes plans for a beach, multiple pavilions, and a small isle for roosting birds.

Next City / April 3, 2018

Pittsburgh ‘cap’ park plans to honor neighborhood history

A new park in Pittsburgh will attempt to reconnect the Hill District to downtown, while striving to honor the past and future of this historically black neighborhood. Like many low-income neighborhoods of color, the Hill District was gutted by urban renewal projects and cut off from downtown by a highway project in the 1950s. Now a new park capping I-579 will create a pedestrian link and a much-needed green space.

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