David Kemper wanted to find a way to safeguard established renters against gentrification. His goal was to build a real-estate investment model that both stabilized existing rents and gave a voice to that community. Too many have suffered from racism and disinvestment in their neighborhoods. Across the country, communities are being torn apart because residents are being priced … [Read more...] about Slaying Gentrification.
"What is your superpower?" This is the question that Devin Thorpe asks every one of his podcast guests in his podcast show, Superpowers for Good, where he focuses on inspirational impact. And true to form, Devin asks Eve the same question in this episode, Developer Becomes a Tech Entrepreneur to Help Community-Focused Peers. Her answer? Stick-to-itness. Eve’s … [Read more...] about Superpower. Stick-to-itness.￼
From an early age, Rico Quirindongo was interested in the impact of the built environment on people. That’s why he became an architect. But he sees an architect’s role as much larger than just designing buildings with a useful life. He believes every architect has an obligation, a responsibility to engage in a civic conversation for design justice - to absorb the history of a … [Read more...] about Citizen architect.
“Black communities are routinely undervalued. Even when they are among the nation’s wealthiest” writes Tracy Jan for the Washington Post. Undervaluation of homes plays a large part in racial wealth inequality. In 2019 the median wealth of White families was eight times that of Black families in the United States, according to a Federal Reserve survey, and those figures had … [Read more...] about Valuing Black neighborhoods.
“Impact investing is a major topic on investors’ radar screen, boasting huge growth, and widespread acceptance among those seeking to align their portfolios with their personal values. But impact investing has always been more than a fad.” writes James Lumberg for Investopedia. Impact investing, or socially responsible investing (SRI), has been around for longer than you … [Read more...] about Impact investing. More than a fad.