BUSINESS | Many in Virginia are excited to be the location of Amazon’s second headquarters, but some residents in South Arlington, a multi-ethnic area south of U.S. Route 50, are worried that it will cause rising rents and displacement. (Curbed, 12/13)
…some urban policy experts say South Arlington may see adverse effects from HQ2, such as an increase in income inequality and gentrification.
“You’d expect the biggest impacts of Amazon to be in easy commuting distance, and South Arlington is a prime target for that,” says Jenny Schuetz, a fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. “A lot of these neighborhoods are likely to be pretty vulnerable because they have a lot of older apartment buildings, garden apartments, and older single-family houses that aren’t in great shape.”
PHILANTHROPY | Joi Ridley, director of communications at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, discusses how grantmakers can evaluate their capacity-building support to make it fit the needs of its grantee partners. (CEP, 12/13)
HIV/AIDS | Here’s a look at why HIV/AIDS funding is declining globally and across the US. (Inside Philanthropy, 12/12)
– These grandmothers created the Overground Railroad, a caravan of activists grandmothers that travel to meet asylum seekers once they are released from detention to give them food and other comfort. (YES! Magazine, 12/17)
– LGBTQ caravan migrants may have to ‘prove’ their gender or sexual identity at US border (The Conversation, 11/30)
ENVIRONMENT | Until We Confront Capitalism, We Will Not Solve the Climate Crisis (Truthout, 12/16)
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A poem for the arts in Arlington.