Reterritorializing as Community Activism in an Urban Community-School Transformation Initiative
A resident-driven school and community transformation initiative in upstate New York, the Coalition for the Children of Lakeview (CCL), is the site for this chapter’s critical geography analysis. A Planning Panel1 (PP) of approximately 116 individuals representing residents (51%) and social service and governmental agency representatives (non-residents) (49%) was formed in 2005 to make critical decisions regarding the content of the CCL plan (e.g., specific foci such as k-16 education, employment, housing, public safety).
KeywordsUrban Space Idealize Image Social Service Agency Local Entity Street Corner
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