Child of the ghetto grows up to raise a park out of trash
and to invite the rich and famous to join her to make
sustainable development that works for all three of
developers, community, and government sexy and profitable.
A stray dog one day led her down a forgotten street to the river.
She got a seed grant, leveraged it 300 times, and turned
that street into a park.
She’s talking about the south Bronx in New York City,
and the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, but I think in her
problems and solutions you will see some similarities to
the south side of Valdosta.
If the Chamber was helping with this kind of thing,
that would make a far more positive difference to education
and real estate values for the whole community,
both inside and outside Valdosta, than pushing destructive school “unification”.