Published: 3rd Jul 2014

For decades, corporations and governments had been taking more out of Buffalo than they were putting in. Now a radical vision for a community-controlled economy is taking shape. Buffalo – the second largest city in the state of New York – has seen its fair share of hardship; dealing with significant population loss over the last 50 years; coping with ill-advised community development decisions during the urban renewal wave that swept across the region in the 70s; severe environmental issues due to the industrial legacy that put the city on the map. But there’s hope in Buffalo; a real and tangible hope that is undeniable.  Grassroots organizations like Push Buffalo are leading the charge, campaigning against empty housing, creating green jobs and creating a replicable model of grassroots neighbourhood organising and redevelopment. People United for Sustainable Housing – or Push Buffalo – was founded back in 2005 by two west … (To read the full article, subscribe below)