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New Schools for Older Neighborhoods (new report)
Convert an obsolete retail mall into a school, build an apartment building to finance school construction, forge a coalition with the local
university -- these are just a few of the innovative approaches communities have taken to create good
new schools in existing neighborhoods.
Over the next decade, we need to build thousands of schools due to deteriorating facilities and increasing numbers of students.
But many older communities face particular barriers to building schools -- such as limited funds, limited land for schools, or suburban-style
standards that older neighborhoods cannot meet.
This report, produced by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and the Local Government Commission, provides five detailed
case studies, including photographs, plus short write-ups of five other success stories. The examples
are from big cities and small towns. The report also discusses the benefits of neighborhood-based schools.
At the end of the report is a list of further resources, including web sites of
organizations dedicated to improving school facilities.
The report, attached as a PDF file, is a 24-page color document; with a T-1 line it takes almost a minute to download.
For more information contact:
National Association of REALTORS®
700 11th Street, NW