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You Can Be Successful Where You Are: Majora Carter on Reclaiming Communities

UNDISTRACTED with Brittany Packnett Cunningham

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16 Jun 2022

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Majora Carter | Developer, Consultant, Author

Leading Voices in Real Estate

This week’s podcast guest is Majora Carter, a real estate visionary, developer, and author who is dedicated to revitalizing communities through talent retention. Her new book “ Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One,” pulls from her deeply personal experience in her own community, the South Bronx.The belief that they have it within themselves to succeed is the cornerstone of the culture that communities must establish to keep their best and brightest asset: their people. Persistent poverty is a problem that is self-replicating for low-status communities, but Majora says the solution lies in reimagining the measuring stick of success. Instead of success being defined by how far away you can get from your hometown, it should be defined by how you can transform it and impact it. This is a critical shift. While this conversation highlights the tangible benefits and opportunities that exist for today’s neighborhoods and homegrown entrepreneurs, the real takeaway is how these transformations create ripple effects that last for generations. Looking beyond the immediate task at hand to the broader view of what certain decisions and relationships, investments and developments can do is a central theme of the Leading Voices podcast and the larger Terra/ZRG vision.ResourcesMajora Carter GroupReclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better OneGreening the ghetto3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship

6 Jun 2022

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46| Reclaiming Your Community with Majora Carter


While the narrative has spun around the urban exodus over the course of the pandemic—leaving home for quieter, safer, and usually greener places—we neglect to consider the beauty of the hometown. For many Black and Brown Americans, success is measured by how far you can escape the low-income status of the place you grew up. But for Majora Carter, an Urban Revitalist and MacArthur Fellow, the belief is that nobody should have to move out of their neighborhood to live a better one. Today, she joins us to share her story and discuss how sustainable economic development and mixed-use can be powerful tools for retaining bright homegrown talent in the communities that need it most. Check out her new book Reclaiming Your Community: http://www.majoracartergroup.com/home.html


27 Apr 2022

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Majora Carter: Resisting gentrification by retaining homegrown talent

You Decide with Errol Louis

Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategist from the South Bronx, argues that gentrification starts when people don’t see the value in their own neighborhoods. That’s why her approach to community development is centered on creating incentives to encourage successful people to stay in the low-income areas they grew up in. She joins Errol to talk about her new book: “Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One,” where she outlines her strategies to create prosperous local economies and shares her experiences going up against what she calls the “non-profit industrial complex.” JOIN THE CONVERSATION Join the conversation, weigh in on Twitter using the hashtag #NY1YouDecide or give us a call at 212-379-3440 and leave a message. Or send an email to YourStoryNY1@charter.com


17 Mar 2022

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Ep 54 - Revitalizing Communities Through Real Estate Investing with Majora Carter

Rent To Retirement: Building Financial Independence Through Turnkey Real Estate Investing

There are many communities across the United States that are in desperate need of investment capital. The problem is that many of these communities have people leaving in droves and are unable to retain the businesses that will help them succeed long term. Adam Schroeder talks with urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter about how investments into these communities can lead to long term success for everyone. Find out more about Majora and her book "Reclaiming Your Community" HERE -------------------------------------------------------- Website - www.RentToRetirement.com YouTube - www.YouTube.com/RentToRetirement Current Hotlist Properties - www.RentToRetirement.com/Hotlist


9 Mar 2022

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#003: Rebuilding the Block with Majora Carter

Mining Diamonds with Jim Jones

In this episode of Mining Diamonds, we are joined by urban strategist, real estate developer and MacArthur fellow, Majora Carter to discuss self gentrification and the controversy surrounding the name. Centering on how underrepresented entrepreneurs have a hard time getting funding for projects in their neighborhoods, the conversation also addresses what raising capital via crowdfunding looks like and how communities can invest in their neighborhoods to stimulate the local economy to play a positive part in gentrification rather than falling victim to it.After the podcast, please join us on the Mining Diamonds Discord to continue the discussion: https://miningdiamondspodcast.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

2 Mar 2022

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Episode 77 - Majora Carter

Regen360: Creating a Green Legacy

Community is an essential foundation for sustainability and equity. I believe the spirit of change starts inside, and then in our homes, and then radiates outwards to our neighbors and shared community, expanding out to the Earth where we share the air, water, soil and precious life sustaining resources. I’m thrilled to interview Majora Carter on her brand new book called Reclaiming Community: You Don’t have to move out of your neighborhood to live in a better one. Majora is a true inspiration and source of hope for us as we regroup to address systematic inequality. She is the Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, a MacArthur Fellow and winner of the prestigious Peabody Award. We met when Majora served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council. I first heard her speak at GreenBuild and was deeply moved by her incredible passion, vision and guidance for sustainable communities. This interview with Majora is important to me on many levels, including that my parents grew up in the Bronx, about three miles from where Majora was born, and the community that is the main case study for her vital book. In our conversation, we discuss how to regenerate our communities, especially those where success typically meant leaving home to seek greener pastures. Majora shows us that this practice isn’t necessary and can be reversed.  We discuss: The shame and regret when Majora felt she had to leave the Bronx to be more successful. The importance of creating the infrastructure to help residents aspire for beauty and wealth: economically, emotionally and spiritually. That gentrification isn’t always “success” and that we don’t need to escape. We talk about a higher passion, spirit that calls us and inspires us to create our own ministries. I have felt this calling deeply for decades since I first began to work in green building in 1991, and later helped found the green building council movement. The importance of mentors. Community isn’t just a place, it’s an activity. Majora’s Community Development Retention Model, adapted from leading corporations.  Majora’s Equation: Idea to Reality = Discipline + Hard Work + Time + [Love]


7 Feb 2022

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Ep 165: Reclaiming Your Community, Majora Carter

Positively Gotham Gal

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization expert, award-winning broadcaster, and author. Her career has spanned across the public and the private sector creating and successfully implementing numerous economic developments, technology & green infrastructure projects. We talked about her new book, her career, and lessons learned along the way.


7 Feb 2022

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Ending Gentrification, Rethinking Poverty, Reclaiming OUR Community: #Bronx Urban revitalization strategist MAJORA CARTER on the Get On Code Show

Get On Code - The Fly Guys Show (Podcast)

"Gentrification starts when We don’t value Our own communities - Majora Carter" (#GOC) In this Get On Code #Masterclass, we learn and earn with MacArthur fellow, Peabody award-winner, serial entrepreneur, Bronx Bombshell, and Urban revitalization strategist MAJORA CARTER. In the new book - "Reclaiming Your Community: You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in A Better One" Majora Carter writes about how she could have left her neighborhood. But she chose to stay in the South Bronx and develop a new way to revitalize and preserve her home. Majora found a way to #StopGentrification, create and support the BoogieDownGrindCafe and #Bronxlandia and some mo' stuff. "My musical, In the Heights, explores issues of community, gentrification, identity, and home, and the question: Are happy endings only ones that involve getting out of your neighborhood to achieve your dreams? In her refreshing new book, Majora Carter writes about these issues with great insight and clarity, asking us to re-examine our notions of what community development is and how we invest in the futures of our hometowns. This is an exciting conversation worth joining.” -- Lin-Manuel Miranda  Contact: http://www.majoracartergroup.com + https://www.instagram.com/majoracarter + https://twitter.com/majoracarter #bx #Blackowned #southbronx #coffeeculture #boogiedowngrind #mlk #intheboogiedown #huntspointnyc #huntspoint #TheBronx #NewYork #BronyxNewYork #bkpub #braindrain #community #empowerment #gentrification #GetOnCode #BronxBombshell #BoogieDown #BoogieDownBeauty #BoogieDownBeautiful #selfgentrification #southbronx #everydaybronx #EndGentrification #homeownership #wealth #DoForSelf #MajoraCarter #LinManuelMiranda Get On Code, share the code, teach the code, become the code. Our code is empowerment. Focused on #Empowerment, passionate about #BlackEmpowerment, the Get On Code (The Fly Guy Show), is built on the #EmpowermentAgenda, and led by the Conscious Ω Bruh' @SekoVarner aka #MrEmpowerment. #GetOnCode #GetOnCodeShow #GetOnCodePodcast #TheFlyGuysShow #OmegaPsiPhi #Ques #Uplift #ConsciousCommunity #PanAfrican #FoundationalBlackAmerican Interested in sponsoring the podcast? Email TheFlyGuysShow@gmail.com .  Private Money for Real Estate Investments: https://PositiveVibesFinancial.com Purify yourself, house, and environment to remain safe: https://www.vollara.com/PositiveVibes Invest with Acorns: https://www.acorns.com/invite?code=zd3daa Invest in stocks via STASH: https://get.stashinvest.com/sekosq72j Fix your credit: https://positivevibes.myecon.net/my-credit-system/ Healthy Health & Beauty products:  http://commonscents4u.org/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/get-on-code/message


6 Feb 2022

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Ep. 73: Meet Local (to the South Bronx) Hero: Majora Carter

The Op-Ed Page with Elisa Camahort Page

This week on The Op-Ed Page with Elisa Camahort Page: Available anywhere you listen to podcasts, so please share, subscribe, rate and review!!1. Activist, Author, Developer Majora CarterMajora Carter’s bio: http://www.majoracartergroup.com/bio.html Majora’s book, Reclaiming Your Community: https://bookshop.org/books/reclaiming-your-community-you-don-t-have-to-move-out-of-your-neighborhood-to-live-in-a-better-one/9781523000296 2. Quick takes:My most recent newsletter, “COVID, I rebuke you!”:https://elisacp.substack.com/p/still-havent-gotten-it-still-planning Two more PBWC webinars scheduled, one featuring me!:March 22, 2022, 4PM PT: I’ll interview Daisy Auger-Dominguez, Vice Media’s Chief People Officer, about her new book Inclusion Revolution, and why achieve inclusion results is just table stakes for modern leadership.Webinar registration link: https://pbwc.org/product/2022march22webinar/ Daisy’s book: https://www.amazon.com/Inclusion-Revolution-Essential-Dismantling-Workplace/dp/1541620127/ andFebruary 8, 2022, 4PM: Cultivating Healthy Boundaries to Improve Your Mental Heat, with Minaa B.Webinar registration link: https://pbwc.org/product/2022february8webinar/ Latest pieces I edited for The Rosie Report: How can play bring your teams back together in these uncertain times by Jeff Harry:https://therosiereport.com/how-can-play-bring-your-team-back-together-in-this-uncertain-world/ Other media mentioned:Frederick Backman’s books, Anxious People and A Man Called OneLady Parts on Peacock PlusSomebody, Somewhere on HBO MaxWhere to find me:My website: https://elisacp.com Sign up for my new newsletter, This Week-ish with Elisa Camahort Page: https://elisacp.substack.com New Calendly: schedule a session with me!: https://calendly.com/elisacp Thanks to Ryan Cristopher for my podcast music:https://music.apple.com/us/artist/ryan-cristopher/1479898729 Road Map for Revolutionaries by me, Carolyn Gerin and Jamia Wilson: https://roadmapforrevolutionaries.comSocial media handles:Twitter:@ElisaC@OpEdPagePodcastInsta:@ElisaCPTikTok:@ElisaCPPlease share, subscribe, rate and review!

28 Jan 2022