Neighborhood Enterprises

Cities across America are getting a new lease on life through innovative and creative partnerships among increasingly varied public and private interests.

October 28, 2002, 7:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

In addition to providing municipal services and infrastructure, the relationships being formed to jump-start downtowns are addressing a range of economic, political, and social issues facing urban areas, especially the essential needs of area citizens, with an eye toward the evolving goals of cities. As plans for cities continue to grow, the webs of connection become increasingly critical to continue redevelopment downtown.The following four cities have capitalized successfully on some unusual and broad partnerships to begin new visioning processes that will engage neighborhoods in developing plans for their future: Chattanooga, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Indiana, New London, Connecticut, Vancouver, Washington.

Thanks to Urban Land Institute

Sunday, October 27, 2002 in Urban Land Magazine


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