Oakland, California. Photo by TJ Gehling, via Flickr.

Daily Headlines for Monday, November 21, 2016

Public Square | GirlTrek, gentrification, Millennials, Trump, sustainability, inclusivity, housing density, Detroit's resurgence, and the Paseo Trail.

A walking movement is energizing African American women
The Washington Post — November 19, 2016
GirlTrek was born out of concern for the health and lives of black women. Membership has grown to 80,000 nationwide, and today black women are walking daily, according to Garrison and GirlTrek’s co-founder, T. Morgan Dixon. 

Gentrification's Image Problem and How It Has Been Vilified
ArchDaily — November 21, 2016
The idea of revitalizing a public space by bringing improvement that brings people together should not generate suspicion or fear. However, specific examples of places that have seen the cost of living greatly increase after their revitalization have been creating paradoxes

Dispatch from #HousingOurFuture: Most cities “handcuffed” by lack of affordable housing
HousingWire — November 18, 2016
Homeownership is obviously second to employment for any generation. However, the panel of Millennials at the Housing America’s Families Forum currently underway in Dallas at the George W. Bush Presidential Library indicated that jobs aren’t the problem.

Who Will Trump Pick for Secretary of Transportation?
CityLab — November 18, 2016
Whispers about who the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation might be under President-elect Donald Trump aren’t exactly fueling a media frenzy, but it’s an important question.

Local News

Bay Area voted for a sustainable and inclusive future
San Francisco Chronicle — November 19, 2016
In sharp contrast to the national election results, Bay Area election results showed millions of voters marked their ballots “yes” for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Paseo Trail Could Gentrify Pilsen The Way 606 Did, Residents Fear
DNAInfo — November 18, 2016
Fearing that the proposed Paseo trail will accelerate gentrification in the neighborhood, Pilsen residents are asking the city to consider what the path might mean for the area.

As Minneapolis pushes for greater housing density, more neighborhoods push back
Minnpost — November 18, 2016
Francesco Parisi moved the Minneapolis nine years ago to take a professorship at the University of Minnesota Law School. Six years later, he moved into the city’s North Loop neighborhood because it reminded him of cities in his native Italy. 

Here's a look at Dan Gilbert's multi-billion dollar impact on Detroit
MLive — November 18, 2016
Today, Gilbert can look back on five years of massive downtown real estate investment that led to his companies owning 80 buildings in the central business district, as well as spearheading job migration to the city by Quicken Loans and other ventures led by the billionaire investor.​

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