Community Commentary

Community Commentary Fara IllichApril 7, 2021
Community Voices: Upending Myths About Homelessness in Downtown Phoenix

In order to help dispel some of the myths surrounding homelessness, and the damaging stigmas that follow, the Phoenix Community Alliance's Social and Housing Advancement Committee is opening up a public dialogue on the subject called "Community Voices." Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Lauren PotterMarch 19, 2021
22 Women-Owned Businesses In DTPHX

From restaurants and retail boutiques to coffee shops, breweries and more — here are 22 female-owned businesses to know, support and celebrate in Downtown Phoenix. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerMarch 4, 2021
The Women Who Built Phoenix: Flora Rosson and the Women of Heritage Square

It was Flora Rosson who purchased all of Heritage Square in 1882 and gradually divided up the block - becoming one of Phoenix's first female developers. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneDecember 18, 2020
Downtown Phoenix Celebrates 60 Years of ‘Psycho’

“Psycho Day” on December 11 is a unique Phoenix tradition that honors the city’s connection to the Alfred Hitchcock movie, Psycho. Both the date and Phoenix are featured in the... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Phoenix Community AllianceNovember 5, 2020
Moving beyond stigmas and stereotypes: Facts about homelessness in Phoenix

In Phoenix and across the country, deep-seeded stigmas surrounding homelessness influence policy-making, policing, access to healthcare, employment and permeate nearly every aspect of society. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Donna ReinerOctober 21, 2020
The Story Behind Gerardo’s Building in Downtown’s Warehouse District

Just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks, a once-thriving neighborhood of residential and commercial buildings catering to Hispanics existed within what we now call the Warehouse District. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Frank M. BarriosOctober 8, 2020
Hispanic History of the Phoenix Warehouse District

A brief look into the Warehouse District's multicultural past. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Douglas C. TowneMay 13, 2020
A Glimpse Into Phoenix’s Segregated Past: The “Green Book” Guide to Downtown

The "Green Book," an African-American guidebook for travelers, helped serve black people in segregated cities and towns - including Phoenix. Shockingly, Phoenix was one of those segregated places. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Downtown Phoenix Inc.March 20, 2020
Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Phoenix

This walking tour of Downtown Phoenix is free, self-guided, and takes about an hour, depending on pace. For more details about the locations listed, other historic buildings downtown, or cool... continue reading. Click here for more info.

Community Commentary Downtown Phoenix Inc.December 20, 2019
Your 2019 Guide to Year-End Giving in Downtown Phoenix

Homelessness and poverty are year-round problems, but during the holidays, people tend to think most about it the most and want to give back. Click here for more info.