Re-Blog Ω Resilient Design for Low-Income Communities |THE DIRT🏡🌅🌇

In her new book Resilience for All: Striving for Equity through Community-Driven Design, author Barbara Brown Wilson seeks to confront the failings of traditional planning and design practices in vulnerable low-income communities. While others have pursued landscape-based solutions to this issue — think community gardens — Brown suggests there is a larger role for landscape […] … Continue reading Re-Blog Ω Resilient Design for Low-Income Communities |THE DIRT🏡🌅🌇

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The Death of Clothing

Photos by: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg By Lindsey Rupp, Chloe Whiteaker, Matt Townsend and Kim Bhasin February 5, 2018 Excerpt: The apparel industry has a big problem. At a time when the economy is growing, unemployment is low, wages are rebounding and consumers are eager to buy, Americans are spending less and less on clothing. The woes of retailers are often blamed … Continue reading The Death of Clothing

– How Expensive It Is to Be Poor – JANUARY 18, 2015

Charles M. Blow OP-ED COLUMNIST http://nyti.ms/1CEB037 “Easy” is a word not easily spoken among the poor. Things are hard — the times are hard, the work is hard, the way is hard. “Easy” is for uninformed explanations issued by the willfully callous and the haughtily blind. Allow me to explain, as James Baldwin put it, … Continue reading – How Expensive It Is to Be Poor – JANUARY 18, 2015

Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of household

Moms' Roles Rising as Lead Breadwinner  Text Size   Published: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 12:01 AM ET By: Amy Langfield | Content Editor Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of households, compared with just 11 percent in 1960, according to Census Bureau data analyzed by Pew. That's both good and bad, … Continue reading Women are now the leading or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of household