• Posts Tagged ‘Right to the City’

    Le Tour de Gentrification: My First Pedalpalooza Experience

    by  • June 11, 2014 • Guest, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    Photo Credit: Hart Noecker

    Submitted by Jason Merritt Gentrification. That was the theme of Le Tour de Gentrification, a Pedalpalooza bike tour of areas affected by gentrification led by lawyer and former city council candidate Nicholas Caleb and Rebel Metropolis writer/editor Hart Noecker. Arriving at Col. Sumner’s Park early Monday evening, about 100 people were already gathered for...

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    An Opportunity for Real Change

    by  • November 2, 2013 • Guest, Nature's Trust, Portland Water Trust, Public Trust, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Water Wars • 0 Comments

    Bull Run

    This is a guest submission from Jonah Majure, Chief Petitioner in the Portland Water Trust initiative effort. The events leading up to the city-wide vote on whether or not to fluoridate our city’s water supply reconnected Portlanders with where our exceptional water comes from and how it is managed. Voters on both sides of...

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    From Resilience to #Blockupy and Back Again

    by  • June 26, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities • 0 Comments


    At the beginning of June, I found myself in Germany. The formal purpose of the trip was to attend a congress in Bonn called Resilient Cities, which, since 2010, annually brings together a wide swath of important people — city officials, academics, members of state & international regulatory and financing apparatuses, non-profits, non-governmental organizations,...

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    “Austerity is Insane”

    by  • April 12, 2013 • Austerity, Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland • 1 Comment


    Last night, the City of Portland held budget hearings at Montgomery Park. Several hundred people attended; so many that testimony had to be limited to a minute. There was incredible energy in the room and impassioned testimony by community members highlighted the programs that will be severely impacted if cuts proceed as expected. One person in...

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    Open Letter to ESCO Corporation

    by  • March 19, 2013 • Nicholas, Rebel Cities, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    This letter was delivered to ESCO Corporation as a part of March 18’s Tour of Portland’s Worst Polluters Ride – Tar Sands Edition: TO:           Calvin Collins, Corporate Officers, and ESCO Corporation Employees RE:           ESCO’s Legacy and Place in the Community DATE:      March 18, 2013 ESCO, we’ve come to...

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    ESCO Steel — A legacy worth celebrating?

    by  • February 16, 2013 • Rebel Portland, Stephyn, Sustainable Cities, The Shaming Room • 0 Comments

    ESCO steel reported $849 million in global sales in 2010. This was enough to earn them lavish praise from local business journalist Richard Read, who suggests that companies like ESCO form an under-appreciated but decidedly manly backbone for Portland’s “weird” economy. One of ESCO’s plants is actually five blocks from Chapman elementary in Northwest...

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    VIDEO RECAP & Next Steps – Class #2 (2/6) The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 6, 2013 • Right to the City / Free School, Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    This week’s discussion was very lively and, in my humble opinion, excellent. Here’s the video: YouTube Ustream For next week, we are going to hold off on introducing new material in order to do some housekeeping and also to address readings we haven’t yet had an opportunity to fully embrace. Per this development, Elizabeth...

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    Class #2 (2/6) The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • February 2, 2013 • Nicholas, Right to the City / Free School, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Colleagues, This week we continue our examination of the sacred with the following readings: Stuart Kauffman, Reinventing the Sacred, preface and chp. 1 Alan Weisman, The World Without Us, chp. 5 Paul L Knox, Metroburbia, chp. 2 Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics, chps. 1, 5, and 22 In addition, we still have a homework assignment to come...

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    Periodic Coal Export Update #2

    by  • January 31, 2013 • Nicholas, No Coal, Rebel Portland, Sustainable Cities, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Kari Chisholm at Blue Oregon already published some coal truth this week through his post on the global-danger-posed-by-versus-comparably-low-local-economic-benefits of Northwest coal exports (after taking into account economic sectors that would be negatively impacted by the effects of coal and externalities, I strongly doubt there would be any net local economic benefits), but there’s still a...

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    Class #1 (1/30) The Commons, The Public Domain, and the Sacred

    by  • January 24, 2013 • Michel, Nicholas, Right to the City / Free School, Sustainable Cities, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Friends and Colleagues, If you missed the 1/23 session of the Commons, the Public Domain, and the Sacred, fear not. You didn’t miss the actual course content and can still freely jump in with us next week. We mostly went over procedural issues and actually hope to design the course in a way that...

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