Mighty Union Pacific trains once pulsed through downtown San Jose, a land rich with agriculture. But now both the trains and orchards are gone — leaving behind a skeleton of derelict railroad track and city-dwellers with no easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
A broad coalition sees in these remains the seeds of a community renewal. This community-university-city partnership — called CommUniverCity — seeks to use the fallow land to restore health to the working-class neighborhood surrounding Five Wounds Church.
Read contributing writer Lisa Krieger’s full story about the community-university-city partnership that’s helping San Jose’s Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace neighborhood become a model for safe, clean and healthy communities throughout the city.
Like this story? Read others in the Fall 2011 issue of the SJSU Washington Square.