AMP Blog: gentrification
Do you have concerns about the new stadium being proposed for the lower Cass Corridor area? Newly-elected City Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López (who is an alumnus of AMP's Detroit Future Media program) is hosting a community meeting in the AMP space about the stadium deal.
We find it problematic when the term "Blank Slates" or "Blank Canvas" or "Clean Slate" comes into popular use in describing Detroit or New Orleans' present states post-disaster. Neither city is truly a "Blank Slate" – indeed there are layers upon layers of rich culture and history still present. And most importantly, there are people there.
Organizers in New Orleans coordinated to bring a delegation of a dozen representatives from a diverse spectrum of organizations to AMC2012. These included Neighborhood Partnerships Network, 2-Cent TV, New Orleans Youth BreakOUT!, and Kids ReThink New Orleans Schools. This was one of the most exciting delegations of the AMC, connecting New Orleans and Detroit, two cities with much in common and much to learn from one another.