Philadelphia Grapples With Vacant Lots, Abandoned Structures

Ray Suarez takes a look at the effort to rebuild old neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
October 4, 2002, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"This spring, Mayor John Street pushed through the city council the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative, or NTI, an unusual five-year, $300 million plan to clean all the vacant lots, renovate 2,500 buildings, and demolish half of the abandoned houses, replacing 14,000 row houses and Victorian shells with acres of empty land."

Thanks to Nathaniel Vogt

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Published on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 in PBS
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