Fixing Neighborhoods in Savannah

Fast Company released their annual "Fast Cities" issue, featuring 12 cities the editors believe are taking innovative approaches. Savannah, Georgia was chosen for its Neighborhood Renaissance Savannah program, which cleans up abandoned homes.
April 25, 2010, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Neighborhood Renaissance Savannah is a sort of hybrid affordable housing and economic development program.

From Fast Company: "In three pilot neighborhoods, Savannah fixed up abandoned homes with an eye for eco and historical concerns, selling and renting them to people interested in putting down roots. The city also partnered with local businesses to lure commerce back to those areas and invested heavily in parks and community centers."

Other Fast Cities include Dallas, Portland and Boston.

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Published on Saturday, April 24, 2010 in Fast Company
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