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.

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.

Full Story: Savannah: Renaissance Neighborhoods [Fast Cities 2010]

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