Critics Say Richard Florida’s Ideas Helped Ruin American Cities. Can He Redeem Himself in Philly? – PhillyMag; September 21, 2019

The question is whether Florida can point the way toward another, broader transformation — for this city and, by extension, perhaps his own reputation. His audience here figures to be receptive, to a point. “This conversation about equitable growth, where everyone benefits,” says Luis Cortés, the CEO of Esperanza, an organization with a mission to…
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Temple University receives $2.6M grant to help neighbors – 6ABC; September 25, 2019

Esperanza is one of the organizations that will receive additional funding. It’s a well-known organization that has assisted the Hispanic community for more than three decades. “It’s our hope that through this collaborative partnership of different agencies we will be better able to address the needs of Hispanic North Philadelphia and the Hunting Park community…
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