Informed (and informing) approach to demolition in Baltimore (26)

(26th in a series on Martin Tower)

Martin Tower demolition May 19
www.martintowerbethlehem.com

Informational meeting
Thursday, May 9, 6PM
Nitschmann Middle School

“It is amazing to me that so many people are reacting to this implosion
as entertainment or spectacle rather than a health risk.”
Barbara Diamond

 Peter Crownfield is officially retired but spends most of his time working with students in his role as internship coordinator for the Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley.

One more thought, Gadfly. In Baltimore, they learned from a project sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. One of many important points in their report was an emphasis on engaging the community in developing the plans:

“Project leaders convened an independent panel of outside experts to assess the
demolition protocols in consultation with community residents, advocate for needed
changes, and review test results.… the panel met several times with
community members to answer questions related to demolition safety, discuss
demolition protocols, review test results and relay community concerns to the
project’s sponsors.”

Bethlehem could learn a lot from informed approaches like this.

[Peter previously posted that he thinks Baltimore is one of the cities that banned this type of demolition.]

Peter

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One thought on “Informed (and informing) approach to demolition in Baltimore (26)

  1. ‘[Peter previously posted that he thinks Baltimore is one of the cities that banned this type of demolition.]’

    I have found conflicting information on this, so I can’t say for sure.

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