The world is becoming more and more urban. As more people move to cities, they expand and, in some cases, begin to bump into one another, as is the case along the northeastern corridor of the United States, from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore and on into New York City and Boston. Some estimates predict that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban environments.
Pankaj Vir Gupta tells the story of his grandmother’s younger days in India. When monsoon season subsided and the waters of the Yamuna River receded, she would scoop up dozens of fish left flopping on the floodplain. Things were different when he was coming of age in the 1970s and 1980s in New Delhi.
The Piedmont Housing Alliance has received a $100,000 grant for a partnership with the University of Virginia to benefit its efforts to redevelop the public-assisted Friendship Court Apartments in Charlottesville.
elody Barnes has a metaphor for you.
Imagine you are standing in the ocean, walking a bit deeper out into the water, loving the feel of the sun on your back, sand under your feet. It’s beautiful, amazing even. And then, boom! A big wave comes, knocking you into the salty surf. As you get up, another one hits, right on cue. And another, one you didn’t even see coming. And another. It’s unstoppable, terrifying and exhilarating, all at once.
When Associate Music Professor Bonnie Gordon looked around her children’s elementary school, she was struck by the cultural gaps among their classmates. So in 2011, she did something about it, founding the U.Va. Arts Mentors Program...