Category: Displacement

Housing’s afterlife

21 July, 2011 (10:08) | Allston, Boston, Cambridge, Displacement, Harvard, Politics, Preservation, Redevelopment, Renovation, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Doctors bury their mistakes.  Developers drive by theirs daily.    An urban pile of concrete no one can love: Charlesview in Allston   Remarkably, some properties get resurrected — if, that is, they have the blessing of a politically fantastic location, worth a fortune to a nearby rich global university […]

Shantytown demolition: wrongs and rights

11 October, 2005 (16:14) | Dictatorship, Displacement, Homelessness, Liability, Shelters |

Even as the IMF continues not to expel Robert Mugabe’s slow-genocidal dictatorship, I found myself the other day returning to shantytown demolition because of a Boston Globe story that took place literally under the wheels of our cars:   State Police and Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) [Respective owners of the land — Ed.] […]