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Main Streets Revitalized

The Project for Public Spaces has begun to publicize improvements it has made to main streets across the country with a new web feature, reports Kaid Benfield.

The new website has proved a novel way to highlight progress in placemaking and celebrates the new partnership between PPS and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. "The Trust has had a highly regarded Main Street Program for years, using a structured approach to preservation-based economic development involving organization, promotion, design, and economic restructuring."

Together they have revitalized numerous downtown neighborhoods such as 14th st. in St. Louis, which had been suffering disinvestment and decline in the second half of the 20th century.

Full Story: The Revival of Mainstreets

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