Gentrification is often seen as a uniformly painful dilemma for socially-conscious liberals: we wish to move into affordable housing, but find it unfortunate yet seemingly unavoidable that poor people are effectively forced out. Thus we become guilt-tripping yuppies, as opposed to just oblivious ones.

I plan on exploring methods and charting experiences, as a 20-something Australian of relatively priveleged background, in my effort to develop a “pro-poor gentrification” working model, whilst living in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC.

For those interested, I maintain a more general catch-all blog: itslateagain, and a personal campaign: mullets for darfur.

4 Responses to “About”

  1. will ( big baby ) smith Says:

    hey mark how are you doing, just wanted to know when will you put the interviews up from the bk3on3 tournament in d.c. this past saturda later.y

  2. will ( big baby ) smith Says:

    will ( big baby ) smith Says:
    September 12th, 2006 at 12:56 pm
    hey mark how are you doing, just wanted to know when will you put the interviews up from the bk3on3 tournament in d.c. this past saturda later.

  3. Mawona Says:

    Hey ya !! you have an interesting perspective on life. I find your blog really interesting… I think you and I share the same views on many topics. Do you mind if I put your url on my blog front page ?? If you are hesitant, feel free to visit my blog to see if its something legit that you do not mind being connected with. Its just I think I will be visiting your blog often so its just easier if I can just click on your link. Hey I am in Australia currently.. In WA. Do you miss it ??

    Holla !

  4. Katelyn Says:

    Please join National Geographic Museum for a special blogger preview of the upcoming exhibition Race to the End of the Earth, http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2011/05/25/race-end-earth/ ,on May 24 from 6-8 p.m.

    One hundred years ago, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott competed to be the first to reach the South Pole. Take a journey with their expedition teams as they face Antarctica’s extreme weather conditions, the risk of starvation, frostbite, the hazards of getting lost, and the limits of human endurance. Examine photographs, historical artifacts, vivid dioramas, and interactive exhibits to discover how Amundsen and Scott prepared for their polar journeys and how they met, or were defeated by, the numerous hurdles they faced.
    The National Geographic Museum is located at 1145 17th Street NW. Space for the preview is limited so please RSVP by May 18, 2011. Photography will be allowed only during the event. Please feel free to bring stands, lights and any equipment you would like. You’ll have the opportunity to photograph once-in-a-lifetime items!

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