Belonging (and Avoidance)
Perhaps the biggest goal of urban planning and community development is creating a sense of place - a sense of belonging. But defining “belonging” can be tricky, and sometimes we’re better at defining what we avoid. On this episode, we discuss the subtle and not-so-subtle features in our environment that signal us to avoid. And then maybe we can start to get down to what makes us feel like we belong.
Spoiler alert: What is a welcoming signal to one person can be a red flag to stay away to another.
Gentrification vs. Belonging article in the Chicago Tribune