For more than two decades, Carl Anthony has been a leader in the urban land reclamation movement, an effort to revitalize the habitat of our most neglected inner-city neighborhoods. He came to the field in the 1960s, at the peak of the civil rights movement, as a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in architecture. A young African American man, he struggled to find a professional path between the interests of corporate developers and the inner city—between midtown Manhattan and Harlem. He turned to the inner city but only by carving out his own path, one that links urban development with environmental and social justice.
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