Blight Camouflage?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the city has begun covering the broken windows and doors of abandoned homes with plywood painted to look like functioning doors and windows as part of a program to fight blight.

Sandra Livingston writes, "A $20,000 grant is paying for the program, which involves 22 mostly residential properties and should be done by Labor Day. Separately, the city is considering its own project with the specialist.

"I think it's making the best of a bad situation," Pianka said. "It's not a solution to the vacant, abandoned property crisis, but it's one thing that can be done.""

Full Story: Program uses decorative boards to try to blend vacant homes into Cleveland neighborhoods

Comments

Comments

Potemkin camouflage.

I guess that's a "green job', making a Potemkin village.

Best,

D

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95