Community activists examine how formerly redlined communities have generated billions of dollars in reinvestment
From Redlining to Reinvestment
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edited by Gregory D. Squires
After decades of suffering redlining and disinvestment by financial institutions, many communities have learned to fight back successfully. In more than seventy U.S. cities, over 300 community-based organizations have negotiated at least eighteen billion dollars in reinvestment commitments in recent years. In original essays, well-known community activists and activist academics tell the stories of some of the most successful reinvestment campaigns in Boston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Atlanta, and California.
Foreword: Community Reinvestment is Good for Cities, Good For Lenders Edward McDonald
Gregory D. Squires is Professor of Sociology and a member of the Urban Studies Program faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is co-author of Chicago: Race, Class, and the Response to Urban Decline (Temple).
Contributors: Calvin Bradford, Lynn M. Brazen, James T. Campen, Gale Cincotta, David Everett, Stan F. Fitterman, Michael L. Glabere, Larry E. Keating, Edward McDonald, John T. Metzger, Jean Pogge, David Paul Rosen, and the editor.
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