Neighborhood Revitalization Stabilization

September 7, 2011, 1pm PDT
This Big City team looks at "small places of anarchy" in Toyko that has taken root in DIY Gardening, Collaborative Mental Mapping and FIXing the Neighborhood.
This Big City
August 31, 2010, 1pm PDT
Stacy Mitchell reports on the growing trend of micro-financing, where small business people turn to the local community to get the funding they need to open restaurants or small shops.
Yes! Magazine
Blog post
May 18, 2009, 5am PDT

By any measure, the HUD that is now emerging from the shadows of eight years of amateur hour, is focused on the right things: markets, coherent roles for public and private sector alike, and energy efficiency. Indeed the emphasis on "urbanism" and "regionalism" illustrates that this administration "gets it".

Charles Buki
December 7, 2008, 7am PST
Congress has approved a $4 billion federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, but as the funding trickles down to cities, many find the money too tight to solve many of their problems.
The Wall Street Journal
Blog post
November 24, 2008, 5pm PST

Locality: "We have distressed neighborhoods"

Conventional Thinking: "We have housing dollars"

Locality: "But we have distressed neighborhoods"

Conventional Thinking: "But we have housing dollars"

Locality: "So?"

Conventional Thinking: "You can run organizations with these dollars and keep at it forever"

Locality: "So problems don't actually have to be solved?"

Conventional Thinking: "Correct"

Charles Buki