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The ABCs of Gentrification.

A concise dictionary of terms to know, and their history in Norfolk.

Part of the URC Forum on Gentrification


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A legacy of investing in “diamonds in the rough.”

Virginian-Pilot Guest Column

by Antipas L. Harris.


Coming in August:

Environmental Racism

Art by Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee-Yakama)

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Season Opener:

What Can’t We Get Right? Norfolk Is Set To Repeat Mistakes Of The Past.


The Hill. The URC's Quarterly Magazine.