Tag: neighborhood revitalization
The Assumptions Behind Place-Based Programs Can Hinder Their Success
Examining eight common assumptions underlying place-based work shows that even when avoiding the pitfalls of no change or gentrification, the work is challenging.
Talking About Revitalization When All Anyone Wants to Talk About Is...
Strategies for turning the conversation back to places where gentrification is not only *not* present, but not impending.
Can You Have Revitalization Without Displacement?
Derek Avery is providing middle- and low-income housing in struggling neighborhoods. And his company doesn’t stop at housing. It's building education resources and investing in community.
Pushing Opportunity Zones to Fulfill Their Promise
Some guidelines to ensure that Opportunity Zones are transformational and not transactional.
Getting Ahead of Gentrification in the South Side of Columbus
More than a decade after several groups came together to improve substandard housing in the South Side of Columbus, signs of gentrification and forced displacement are beginning to emerge. Can something be done so current residents can afford to stay in their neighborhoods for years to come? The short answer is yes.
Lessons in Revitalization
Having lived in D.C. for nearly a quarter century now, I am still flabbergasted to see white people pushing baby carriages on streets in...
How Do You Choose?
How do community developers whose goals include neighborhood revitalization identify which businesses or other non-residential tenants (library, healthcare center) are likely to create the most positive momentum in a given area? It’s certainly more art than science. We asked a few long-time community developers for their thoughts.
Where Do We Fit In? CDCs and the Emerging Shrinking City...
As some cities begin to admit they are shrinking, CDCs in high-abandonment neighborhoods are rethinking their traditional roles, and even their missions.
Community Development: A Love Story
Film director Michael Moore will use a $1 million film tax credit he received for his film "Capitalism: A Love Story" to launch the...
Revitalization With Palm Trees
The trendiest neighborhood in West Palm Beach is Northwood, a collection of historic districts, fading industrial areas, and blocks of small bungalows and grand...
Inspiring Revitalization in the Third World: Jamaica’s Rose Town
A great story is emerging in Rose Town, Jamaica, a community in the process of being reborn with the help of HRH the Prince...
My Favorite Revitalization Story: The Rebirth Of Old North
My view is that no other single category of activity is more important to sustainable development than revitalization. When done properly, it’s great for...
Paying for Planning
So where does the money come from for all these grandiose plans and their implementation? In a number of major U.S. cities, such as Seattle,...
Managing Neighborhood Change
This report presents a strategic framework that can help practitioners and policymakers foster sustainable and equitable neighborhood revitalization, building on solid market demand while ensuring that the neighborhood’s lower-income households will benefit from the changes that have taken place.