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The Confluence Cast: Matter News

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Matter News

What makes news in Columbus? From gentrification to policing to protests, Matter News is presenting issues with an approach meant to build trust while avoiding bias. In this week’s episode, Matter News’ Editor-in-Chief, Jaelynn Grisso, talks about their non-profit structure, how they choose and execute their coverage, and the importance of objectivity in reporting. Shownotes […]

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Milo-Grogan Leaders Tackle Challenges of Gentrification Head-On

Brent Warren Brent Warren Milo-Grogan Leaders Tackle Challenges of Gentrification Head-On

Charles Thompkins grew up in Milo-Grogan and has been actively involved as a leader in the neighborhood for decades. That involvement has ranged from serving as Chair of the Milo-Grogan Area Commission, to creating the Milo Fest, to organizing an adopt-a-family effort at Christmas that is now in its 35th year. “I’ve been doing this kind […]

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Community Conversations: Gentrification’s Challenge to History

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community Conversations: Gentrification’s Challenge to History

Join us for a FREE Community Conversation on the topic: Gentrification’s Challenge to the King-Lincoln Cultural History. Are online social networks and chat groups among recently-arrived residents to the Near East Side a new form of “redlining?” Do they reflect an internet age tactic designed to exclude “the other?” Is it the civic responsibility of […]

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Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

Brent Warren Brent Warren Discussion Highlights Tensions on Near East Side

A groundbreaking ceremony was held this earlier this summer at 818 E. Long St., where a mixed-use development called Adelphi Quarter will bring 130 new apartments and 9,000 square feet of retail space to the King-Lincoln Bronzeville neighborhood. Although development on the Near East Side is not a new phenomenon – rehabs of single family […]

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Gentrification: Town Meeting

Anne Evans Anne Evans Gentrification: Town Meeting

Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of wealthier people in an existing urban district, a related increase in rents and property values, and changes in the district’s character and culture. It includes the displacement of poor communities by rich outsiders. But the effects of gentrification are complex and contradictory, and its real impact […]

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Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

Walker Evans Walker Evans Opinion: New Urban Plan Must Offer Equal Opportunities For All

The Columbus region will add 1 million new residents over the next three decades. While that rate of growth will feel relatively steady in the coming years — that’s around a 1.5 percent annual increase in population — the long term effects will add up to be a very drastic change to central Ohio. While Columbus and […]

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Land Trust Touted as Anti-Gentrification Tool

Brent Warren Brent Warren Land Trust Touted as Anti-Gentrification Tool

The City of Columbus and Franklin County announced last week the creation of the Central Ohio Community Land Trust, to be overseen by the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation. It’s an effort that has been in the works for months, and one that advocates hope can become an effective tool in the fight against gentrification. […]

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