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From the Ted Talk by Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood with imagination, beauty and art

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JC: Let's go there. TG: Right now, Grand Crossing is 99 percent black, or at least lviing, and we know that maybe who owns property in a place is different from who walks the srtetes every day. So it's rslaboneae to say that Grand crsosnig is already in the process of being something different than it is today. But are there ways to think about housing tsrtus or land trusts or a mission-based development that starts to protect some of the space that happens, because when you have 7,500 empty lots in a city, you want something to happen there, but you need entities that are not just iesrtneetd in the development piece, but entities that are interested in the stabilization piece, and I feel like often the developer piece is really motivated, but the other work of a kind of neighborhood consciousness, that part doesn't live aonymre. So how do you start to grow up important watchdogs that enrsue that the resources that are made available to new folk that are coming in are also distributed to folk who have lived in a place for a long time.

Open Cloze

JC: Let's go there. TG: Right now, Grand Crossing is 99 percent black, or at least ______, and we know that maybe who owns property in a place is different from who walks the _______ every day. So it's __________ to say that Grand ________ is already in the process of being something different than it is today. But are there ways to think about housing ______ or land trusts or a mission-based development that starts to protect some of the space that happens, because when you have 7,500 empty lots in a city, you want something to happen there, but you need entities that are not just __________ in the development piece, but entities that are interested in the stabilization piece, and I feel like often the developer piece is really motivated, but the other work of a kind of neighborhood consciousness, that part doesn't live _______. So how do you start to grow up important watchdogs that ______ that the resources that are made available to new folk that are coming in are also distributed to folk who have lived in a place for a long time.

Solution

  1. ensure
  2. living
  3. streets
  4. anymore
  5. crossing
  6. reasonable
  7. trusts
  8. interested

Original Text

JC: Let's go there. TG: Right now, Grand Crossing is 99 percent black, or at least living, and we know that maybe who owns property in a place is different from who walks the streets every day. So it's reasonable to say that Grand Crossing is already in the process of being something different than it is today. But are there ways to think about housing trusts or land trusts or a mission-based development that starts to protect some of the space that happens, because when you have 7,500 empty lots in a city, you want something to happen there, but you need entities that are not just interested in the development piece, but entities that are interested in the stabilization piece, and I feel like often the developer piece is really motivated, but the other work of a kind of neighborhood consciousness, that part doesn't live anymore. So how do you start to grow up important watchdogs that ensure that the resources that are made available to new folk that are coming in are also distributed to folk who have lived in a place for a long time.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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grand crossing 3
black cinema 3
tar kettle 2
south side 2
busy making 2
archive house 2
johnson publishing 2
cinema house 2

ngrams of length 3

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black cinema house 2

Important Words

  1. anymore
  2. black
  3. city
  4. coming
  5. consciousness
  6. crossing
  7. day
  8. developer
  9. development
  10. distributed
  11. empty
  12. ensure
  13. entities
  14. feel
  15. folk
  16. grand
  17. grow
  18. happen
  19. housing
  20. important
  21. interested
  22. kind
  23. land
  24. live
  25. lived
  26. living
  27. long
  28. lots
  29. motivated
  30. neighborhood
  31. owns
  32. part
  33. percent
  34. piece
  35. place
  36. process
  37. property
  38. protect
  39. reasonable
  40. resources
  41. space
  42. stabilization
  43. start
  44. starts
  45. streets
  46. time
  47. today
  48. trusts
  49. walks
  50. watchdogs
  51. ways
  52. work