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Tag Archives: Joe Nathanson

Housing on a level playing field (access required)

ack the 1960s, at another time when the nation was reckoning with issues of race and racism, a series of landmark laws were passed: the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ending segregation in places of public accommodation and barring discrimination ...

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It’s time for a new New Deal

The May jobs report for the nation provided the slightest glimmer of hope for the country’s economy, now suffering the deepest job losses in nearly a century. There were almost 21 million unemployed persons (an unemployment rate of 13.3 percent) ...

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Challenges for our Main Streets

Back in the late 1970s, I was working with Baltimore city on the Community Economic Development Program. Among a number of priorities associated with CEDP was augmenting an already existing program, the city’s Commercial Revitalization initiative. This was an effort ...

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Homes for the baby boomers (access required)

It’s the start of a new decade, and, you may have noticed: We’re getting older. That’s true in the Baltimore region and in most parts of the country. The baby boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, now consists ...

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Finding opportunities in Baltimore (access required)

Ben Seigel has had a busy 2019. Just a little over one year into his position as Baltimore City’s opportunity zone coordinator, he has been tracking down potential investors to deploy funds into one or more of the city’s 42 ...

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‘Baltimore Without Borders’ (access required)

In the course of my consulting career, I came increasingly to see the impacts that immigrants and refugees were having on our cities and metropolitan areas. I became immersed in that understanding in the prior decade when, in the course ...

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Kirwan’s work should not be dismissed (access required)

If you are concerned with this region’s long-term economic development prospects, you should be paying attention to the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission. If you think that Maryland should be preparing young scholars for college and careers that will require ...

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