This week, the Guardian published a great article about Baltimore, “Gentrify or die? Inside a university’s controversial plan for Baltimore,” which examines the redevelopment work being done by Johns Hopkins University in and around the medical campus in the neighborhood formerly known as “Middle East.”
In it, 2012 Community Fellow, Lawrence Brown, who is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University, weighs in on what has been a controversial process. “This is gentrification, a big institution pushing out a vulnerable community for its benefit,” he said.
As part of his fellowship, Brown developed “You’re the Quarterback: Gameplan for Life,” a program to serve black men and families in central Baltimore by focusing on barriers to employment, increasing health insurance coverage, and providing support services.
Read the full Guardian article here.