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What Britain Can Learn From American Neighborhoods

U.S. and Britain focus on "neighborhoods of choice and connection".
July 14, 2004, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Neighborhood policies in both Britain and America should aim to create 'neighborhoods of choice and connection,' argues program Director Bruce Katz in a major new brief delivered last week at the Joseph Rountree Foundation's Centenary Event in London."

"The paper opens with an overview of the nature of American neighborhood distress and how leaders have responded to it in recent decades. This section contends that three distinct sets of neighborhood policies have emerged over time and that there are strengths and limitations to each. Drawing on this analysis of the American experience, the paper then provides a series of observations on how community leaders and policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic can embrace a new neighborhood paradigm that seeks to attract residents of all strata while linking them also to good-quality education, training, and other routes to economic opportunity."

Thanks to Fernando M. Coriano

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Published on Monday, October 24, 2005 in The Brookings Institution
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