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From vacant lots to urban gardens: a story on listening to neighbors (and not strangers in suits).

This video highlights how the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) successfully organized people from across the African diaspora to revitalize their community and stop big developers from replacing their historic neighborhood with hotels, big box department stores, and high-rise condos. People used a community land trust to keep the neighborhood under their own control. DSNI’s powerful story shows us that it’s possible to improve a neighborhood while making sure all its residents are respected and its culture preserved.