Milwaukee Neighborhoods

Adam Carr

If you've ever driven down Sherman Boulevard through the Sherman Park neighborhood, you've probably noticed a large, strikingly elegant building with a "for sale" sign out front.

At least one person thinks that in the right hands the former auction house could play a vital role in transforming the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Emily Mills, Flickr

The concept of gentrification at one level sounds innocuous – fixing up decaying neighborhoods.  But it often leaves bad feelings behind, as new development often pushes out longtime residents and small businesses.  And it’s frequently cast in terms of race and class.

But is gentrification always bad?  And does it always follow the same patterns.  A study put together by a national magazine looked at gentrification in the country’s largest cities and it yielded some interesting data. 

fusion.net

The news seemingly each day this summer has been filled with reports of gun violence and its aftermath.  Fatal and non-fatal shootings get plenty of headlines, but what isn’t covered as regularly is the aftermath of that violence; how it affects the victims, their families, and the community at large.

There are also people and organizations working to make change.

Dawn Hutchison-Weiss

Milwaukee continues to be ranked by various studies as one of the most, if not the most segregated city in the United States.

Group Changes Minds About Inner City Neighborhoods

Oct 24, 2013
LISC.org/milwaukee

We’ve all heard the negative stereotypes of inner-city Milwaukee as a place in crisis. Violence and crime, high rates of foreclosures, problems with drugs are all often linked with the inner city.