Jane Harrison calls out INDYWeek’s Convenient Scapegoat narrative

Jane Harrison calls out INDYWeek’s Convenient Scapegoat narrative

Jane Harrison submitted a Letter to the Editor of INDYWeek with her thoughts on their coverage of Downtown South “In your writeup of what you’re watching for 2021, you mention NIMBY opposition to Downtown South—a convenient scapegoat to dismiss authentic and varied community concerns,”

Two Raleigh Women Spot a Local Tax Scandal

Two Raleigh Women Spot a Local Tax Scandal

Did you hear about this tax increment thing that’s happening in Raleigh? Sounds a little sketchy to me! Mega-developer John Kane wants hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds to pay for his Downtown South sports stadium.

Downtown South Needs a Makeover

Downtown South Needs a Makeover

During the holidays we are re-posting some of our favorite guest blogs while we take some time away from our normal hectic schedules. Here is a recent message from Jane Harrison. Jane Harrison, Ph.D., works at North Carolina State University for NOAAs Sea Grant...

After Downtown South — what’s next?

After Downtown South — what’s next?

Let’s advocate for meaningful community engagement as the Downtown South project moves forward. We need to ensure that concerns about gentrification, affordable housing, flooding, and traffic are addressed and not swept under the rug.

The Public Interest: Can The Raleigh City Council See It?

The Public Interest: Can The Raleigh City Council See It?

Raleigh’s city leaders have a civic duty to create spaces for public dialogue; to encourage and listen to diverse viewpoints; offer honest analysis and synthesis toward recommendations that advocate for the public interest; and act in the public interest, which...

Downtown South Project – Final Call to Action

Downtown South Project – Final Call to Action

City Council has scheduled a special meeting for the Public Hearing on the Downtown South Project. You have only two days to provide your input into this important discussion.   If you would like to send an email to the members of City Council, their email...