Washington is one of America’s compelling music cities. Like Green’s “secret city,” D.C. remains absent from far too many narratives about American music.
With Europe experiencing a migration crisis on a scale not seen since World War II, we spoke with Professor James Hollifield for an update on the situation.
Washington, D.C. has lived through almost seven decades of gentrification, beginning with Georgetown in the 1940s and continuing until today when it is reaching Brookland and beyond. Much has been gained. Washington has become a safer, more interesting, and more vibrant city. However, as the story of the West End reveals, much has been lost.
Living Diversity: Documenting Arlington, Virginia Inclusive, Safe, Resilient, and Sustainable CommunitiesOct 07, 2015
Words and exhortations can inspire; to become calls to action they must embrace realizable visions of a new future. What, we may ask, would an “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” city look like? One answer emerges from the once “suburban” county of Arlington, Virginia across the river from Washington, D.C.
Dynamic cities have always produced vibrancy, but it doesn’t just happen. According to author Blair Ruble, it takes a plan built on a vision of community, diversity, and inclusion.
Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias by ruling on Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project, challenging race-neutral policies that have negative effects on minorities.
"As time passes, Baltimore will find ways to move forward. Too many Baltimoreans are too committed to their city for the current status quo to remain invariable. To do so, though, community and neighborhoods have to engage a larger world rather than build existing walls ever higher,” writes Blair Ruble.
Podcast conversation about the influence of the urban environment on Russian culture, touching on Leningrad/St. Petersburg's inner courtyards, the echoing memory-spaces of Vilnius, and the social implications of urban geography, all topics covered in my conversation with writer Mikhail Iossel.
East European musical and theatrical masters arriving in the United States beginning in the 1890s immediately recognized and praised the contributions of African Americans to American culture.
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint the University Park community in Maryland established a solar power generation plant for member residents.