By Sajan Srivastava
Sajan Srivastava is a sophomore from Piedmont, California, studying Economics.
The path to overcoming the longstanding issue of urban decline undoubtedly begins with individualized critical investments. Contributions to infrastructure, security, and sanitation can help uplift city neighborhoods and gradually propel them collectively towards renewal. Doing so in a sustainable way – without overlooking consequential gentrification and undermining a common subsistence of equitability – remains a challenge that cities across the nation are forced to confront.