Updates on Morgan’s Homewood research

Morgan has interviewed 13 people living in Homewood so far. An overwhelming majority of respondents are in favor of some type of inclusionary zoning model to incorporate an equitable amount of affordable housing in an apartment complex. Most of the respondents view East Liberty negatively, with one factor as the perceptive displacement of long-term residents. Respondents […]

Meet our newest team members!

During the first weeks of this semester, Dr. Grossmann connected with the new incoming graduate cohort and recruited the newest members for this team to continue to build on the work with the community partners in Homewood.   Lilly Freedman, MSUS ‘20, With a background in both sociology & environmental studies, she is interested mainly in […]

Camilla Cook — Tree Inventory Update #9

I inventoried Blocks 18, 19, and 20 in Cluster 5, totaling 29 trees on these blocks. Overall, there were minimal visual indicators of poor health (i.e. drought, pest/disease, crown dieback) which is a good thing! However, I have noticed throughout Cluster 5 (and maybe this occurred in other Clusters but I was unaware) that varieties […]

Reflecting on Summer: Camilla Cook

When I began my tree inventory in late May, I didn’t know much about Homewood and lacked some knowledge/experience in conducting a tree survey of a community. However, as the months passed, all of that changed. I learned about and experienced the significant passion the community has for change and continual progress in their neighborhood. […]

Camilla Cook: Tree Inventory Update #6

On August 7 and 9, I completed Blocks 1, 11, and 12 – finishing the Business and Institutional Core Cluster! On the small portion of Block 1 (Hamilton Avenue), I identified Catalpa speciosa (Northern Catalpa). On Block 11, there were Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood), Taxodium distichum (Baldcypress), Tilia cordata (Littlelead Linden), and Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum), as […]