Schools As Centers Of Communities

Building new schools ought to serve as the foundation for community development, write David Abel and Jonathan Fielding.
January 27, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"We've seen this work already on a small scale. Now comes an opportunity, through community participation in the planning process, to create a network of mixed-use, neighborhood-centered, new and remodeled community schools that could offer an efficient array of much needed, neighborhood-based health and human services — enhancing the learning and human potential not just of students but of all members of the community... By combining school bonds with government and philanthropic funds for parks, libraries, health, housing and other related services, the district and its government and philanthropic partners can create an overdue and entirely new approach to both schools and neighborhoods."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Sunday, January 25, 2004 in The Los Angeles Times
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