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Majora Carter's Urban Renewal Speech Shares Her Revitalization Strategy

 - Mar 3, 2014
References: majoracartergroup & youtube
Real estate developer, Peabody Award winning broadcaster and MacArthrur "genius" Fellow Majora Carter discusses how she got her career, and a number of successful social-ventures started in her urban renewal speech. In 2006 this was one of the very first 6 TEDtalks to launch their groundbreaking website. Carter illustrates why she believes that no community should be saddled with more environmental burdens or less environmental benefits than any other community.

Through Carter's discovery of a river, hidden by waste at the end of a forgotten street, she started a community-led revitalization project for the new South Bronx, turning a $10,000 seed grant from the Park's Department into an award-winning $3 million park. Carter also worked to successfully shift policies regarding waste handling, green infrastructure, and job development to support greater equality in low-income communities.

This talk provides a unique window into the beginnings of her successful career -- and helps inspire others to do the same.