Prof. Iyer: In a 'Hot' Neighborhood, Can Every Voice be Heard?
February 13, 2017
Contact: Public Affairs
Seema Iyer, associate director of the University of Baltimore's Jacob France Institute and research assistant professor in the Merrick School of Business, tells The Baltimore Sun that when city neighborhoods change and grow, conflicts can arise—and resources need to be available to help residents overcome differences.
Prof. Iyer was quoted in a Sun article about Pigtown, a South Baltimore neighborhood that is experiencing a resurgence. Competing community groups have started, the newspaper reports, and residents and city officials are concerned about the neighborhood losing momentum.
The establishment of two groups, Prof. Iyer says, is "a little extreme, but it's not unusual to have multiple groups attempting to be the voice of the neighborhood. You have to find a way to work together."
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