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Reading Recommendations on Economic Development

When we asked for recommendations for good reads on economic development issues earlier this fall, we were not sure what the response would be. We are thrilled to have received so many excellent recommendations.See the list below. And if you have additions for books, journal articles, videos, etc., please contact me, Denise Moorehead, with suggestions. We will continue to grow the list, as new submissions come in.

From LISC Boston:

  • We think Evicted, by Matthew Desmond, should be required reading. It’s heartbreaking, insightful, and incredibly well-written.
  • We’ve also been immersed in The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida.

From Diane Marie Pendleton: 

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME), a nonprofit in Richmond, shared the following:

Learn the story of SCC - watch the mini documentary:

Members of the community in Somerville, MA come together for an illuminated walk to bring attention to gentrification and housing affordability in East Somerville. Produced in collaboration with the Somerville Community Corporation and Mister Francis. Written, directed, and edited by Andrew Eldridge. Produced by Elizabeth Eldridge, Andrew Eldridge.

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Somerville sits on the original homelands of the Massachusett, Wampanoag, Naumkeag, and Nipmuc tribal nations. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we live and work.

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