Judith R. Arnold

Community Betterment

Judith is an Urban Planner working to break the “Delmar Divide.” When British Broadcast Corporation wrote a critical news story about north city neighborhoods, Judith set out to change this narrative by organizing residents in seven neighborhoods to propose a 3.5-mile greenway on an abandoned streetcar route. Great Rivers Greenway said yes and planned with residents. Now, new, and rehabbed construction is happening in unprecedented amounts. She is rooted in vacancy challenges, working to pass PropN which created a $40M stabilization fund for city-owned vacant buildings. Her plans for vacant lot rehabilitation won a recent award from the Kresge Foundation.