Fixing Neighborhoods in Savannah
Neighborhood Renaissance Savannah is a sort of hybrid affordable housing and economic development program.
From Fast Company: "In three pilot neighborhoods, Savannah fixed up abandoned homes with an eye for eco and historical concerns, selling and renting them to people interested in putting down roots. The city also partnered with local businesses to lure commerce back to those areas and invested heavily in parks and community centers."
Other Fast Cities include Dallas, Portland and Boston.