Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Planet_Forward, in this piece written by Connor Nash, from Towson University.
Nash traces the history of Ivy City, in Washington, DC and its future redevelopment plans. The photograph above was taken at the back door of the Murray Hill Club – “backstage” as it were, to changes coming (always go behind the scenes).
I also grabbed a photo of the curiosity that I noticed at the time, which I now understand is the focus of significant dialogue, Crummell School:
The learning for me in this dialogue is that the growth and development of our society is never over. If people reminisce about times when their neighborhood was not so livable, it’s easy, in Washington, DC, to walk a few blocks and try things all over again.
I’m also here to support college scholarship and journalism, which is what Planet Forward does:
Planet Forward, a project of the Center for Innovative Media at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs, teaches, celebrates, and rewards environmental storytelling by college students. It is the premier engagement tool for GW’s many sustainability initiatives.
It’s why we’re here, in the learning lab for the nation and world, in Washington, DC. Thanks for the exposure and for the exposure 🙂 .
The Crummell school in the Ivy City neighborhood in Washington, D.C. has decayed over time, turning it into a vacant plot of land. This article dives into the environmental, social, and political struggles to change the school for the better.Source: Ivy City: At the corner of development and gentrification