Akeem Dixon is a community development bridge builder with more than a decade of experience facilitating public-private partnerships that advance shared community visions.

His firm, The Intersect, has developed affordable housing and community-driven revitalization plans for commercial corridors with histories of inequitable development. It takes a holistic, multilayered approach based on transparency and equity and driven by candid, community-focused conversations.

The Intersect focuses on five core areas: small and micro-business technical assistance; community engagement; commercial corridor revitalization; project management; and real estate development. In a recent project, with Beech Companies, a Black-founded Community Development Corporation, Akeem helped procure nearly $2 million in zero interest loans and grants for the preservation of the Dox Thrash House, a historical landmark in North Philadelphia. The project includes artist live/work lofts and retail space. His continuous connection to community and commitment to civic engagement guides his work to understand the nuances among people, place, and economics.

Akeem was a 2018 Design Justice Fellow with AIA Design, a 2016 Chicago University Theaster Place Lab Fellow, and a 2015 recipient of the Knight Foundation Emerging City Champions Fellowship. He loves hip hop, sneakers, plants, travel, and his hometown Philadelphia.

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