Occupy Baltimore joins residents in demand for greater public input in urban planning
- Year: 2011
- Length: 5:41 minutes (5.21 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
The Occupy movement has energized protesters across the country. And while a call for fundamental changes to the economy is heard throughout, many sites are addressing long-standing local issues, whether it’s access to public space in New York or police brutality in Oakland. In Baltimore, a growing number of people are turning their attention to the city’s model of urban development and renewal. Calling for fair development, residents and activists are demanding greater democratic participation, transparency and a commitment to economic human rights from the city’s quasi-public development corporation that uses public funds for private development. And their actions are starting to get results. FSRN’s Clayton Conn reports.