Local Beacons of Light in Communities:
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The most effective community development comes from within the community and forms partnerships with others. In this important report and essay in The Dirt, published by the American Society of Landscape Architects, we share the story of one area of Philadelphia and impact it has had not only in the city but also world-wide in the work of artist Lily Yeh. There are useful lessons here for other communities.
“In the 1960s, amid rampant gang violence, drug crime, and white flight, Arthur Hall, a dancer and choreographer, created the Ile Ife Black Humanitarian Center in the poor and mostly African America…”
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