This toolkit was co-developed by MIT Community Innovators Lab (MIT CoLab), a center for planning and development within the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI). MIT CoLab facilitates the interchange of knowledge and resources between MIT and community organizations. Learn more at

MIT CoLab appreciates the members of the Development without Displacement Roundtable, who have been fighting for decades in the face of disinvestment, and continue to build on the work for social and economic justice.

Additional partners: Ernst Valery, SAA | EVI


With funding support from The Rockefeller Foundation and The New York Foundation