Eastwick Advocacy and Community Development


On Retiring Blight as Policy and Making Eastwick Whole

Law Center attorney Amy Laura Cahn recently published an article on the legacy of urban renewal in Eastwick and our work with Eastwick residents in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

The Law Center and Ms. Cahn began working with Eastwick in 2012 after Eastwick Friends and Neighbors, a coalition of Eastwick residents and Friends of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge, reached out to the Law Center for guidance in ensuring that they have a voice in the potentially-imminent development of a 128-acre parcel of undeveloped green space in Eastwick.

The article, “On Retiring Blight as Policy and Making Eastwick Whole,” is an all-encompassing report on the issues in Easwick, detailing the history of the area, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s proposed and later withdrawn rezoning bills, the fight with Korman Residential, and the issues of blight and flooding.

Click here to read the full article.