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The Importance of Middle Neighborhoods

We recently had a chance to hear a presentation from Baltimore City’s new Director of Planning, Chris Ryer, on the City’s recently published community development framework report. During this presentation, extensive time was given to discussion on Baltimore City’s middle […]

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Can an Innovation District Revitalize West Baltimore?

Next City has a profile of an initiative known as the West Baltimore Innovation Village. Spearheaded by residents and with the support of anchor institutions like the Maryland

The Biggest Problems with Baltimore Schools

What are the biggest problems with Baltimore’s schools, according to its residents? A study from the Fund for Educational Excellence found that city residents were mostly unhappy with

Keeping Millennials in the City

Recent research has shown that millennials prefer to live in the city at a much higher rate than previous generations, particularly in cities with public transportation options and

Does Gentrification Only Happen in White Neighborhoods?

A recent study in the American Sociological Review, and covered by CityLab, examines patterns of gentrification in Chicago neighborhoods, and the authors found that neighborhoods composed of less than 35%

Trading Parking Garages for Rec Centers

City government is taking a innovative approach to improve area rec centers.  The Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore City is planning to sell off four parking garages in

City Anchors Down to Support Neighborhoods

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake intends to grow and revitalize Baltimore’s neighborhoods by partnering with large institutions that “anchor” the city. In late June, the Mayor announced the formalization of

Southwest Baltimore Discusses Master Plan

On Thursday, January 30, more than 100 community activists, elected officials, and residents gathered at the University of Maryland Baltimore Biopark to hear a progress report on the master

A Community Conversation: How to Grow Baltimore

Do you have ideas on how to improve business and commercial development where you live? Participate in  "How To Grow Baltimore's Economy," hosted by CPHA and the Baltimore Development

Help a Neighbor Become a Citizen

Do you know someone who is eligible to become a citizen but hasn't yet applied? The Immigration Program of IRC in Baltimore will be hosting a Citizenship Workshop on Friday,