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The New York Times

Robert Sullivan

Jade Doskow

14 August 2020

Staten Island, New York, United States

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The former Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island is turning into a public park that will accept visitors in 2021. By capping the trash site with plastic, covering it with soil, and planting native grasses, city offici...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

8 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Mosaic Development Partners (MDP) seeks to create wealth for the black community in Philadelphia by providing affordable housing and creating opportunities in neighborhoods that are considered risky investments for ty...

The Victoria Advocate

Ciara McCarthy

27 June 2020

Waco, Texas, United States

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Jubilee provides an oasis in a desert - a food desert that is. The community grocery store provides the only fresh food for miles around at competitive prices and makes an effort to cater to the local clientele, stock...

Next City

Zoe Sullivan

9 April 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has approved a new scoring system to prioritize parks that are most in need of an investment, from the limited funds available, based on equity measures such as race, income, ...

Knox Pages

Cheryl Splain

2 March 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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The Knox County Land Reutilization Corporation, also known as the Knox County land bank, takes abandoned properties that are vacant and tax delinquent, revitalizes them, and then sells them to new owners. This elimina...

CityLab

Sarah Holder

28 February 2020

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In an attempt to spur the economy and reverse years of a declining population, Tulsa, Oklahoma is paying remote workers $10,000 to live in the city for a year. The carefully-selected 100 members of this project, known...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Claire Goforth

27 February 2020

Jacksonville, Florida, United States

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After the residential real estate market collapsed a decade ago, a developer that had been revitalizing an impoverished Jacksonville neighborhood with single-family homes pivoted to a broader approach to reducing crim...

The Guardian

Matt Krupnick

13 February 2020

United States

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Once-bustling cities contend with population decline by rethinking their use of space for those who remain. Baltimore, New Bedford, and Youngstown have implemented strategies that range from knocking down abandoned ho...

Eye On Ohio

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

19 December 2019

Newport, Kentucky, United States

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To promote the implementation of greenspaces while also decreasing the likelihood of runoff after heavy rain storms, community groups in Newport, Kentucky worked together to implement strategic depaving. This practice...

Associated Press

Martha Irvine

25 November 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Community members and local organizations on the South side of Chicago collaborate to reclaim their neighborhoods from crime, violence, and poverty by engaging in community conflict resolution, policing and networks o...

The Fresno Bee

Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado

15 November 2019

Fresno, California, United States

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Grassroots movements for urban renewal in the Lowell neighborhood of Fresno, California has given power back to the people in the urban planning of their own community. With the help of social media, community members...

Richland Source

Noah Jones

30 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Cities enhanced by public art improve the quality of life for their residents. Across the midwest—from Bucyrus, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois—cities are investing in public art and murals as a way to revitalize their com...

Richland Source

Larry Phillips

29 October 2019

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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Public art adds value to communities that have experienced decline in recent decades. In towns like Mansfield and Marietta, Ohio, public art plays a positive role. Murals created by groups like Mansfield Murals Inc., ...

CityLab

Lizabeth Cohen

21 October 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A plan forged in New York City suburbs in the 1970s addressed urban renewal and income inequality by creating low-income housing dwellings in nine separate towns outside of the city. Though the "Fair Share" program fa...

CityLab

Zach Mortice

11 October 2019

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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After falling behind in urban planning and innovation in the 1990s and early 2000s, Oklahoma City created a limited-time sales tax called MAPS to pay for capital projects, like the new Scissortail Park. The tax consis...

Wall Street Journal

Ruth Simon

Kris Maher

7 October 2019

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

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Erie, Pennsylvania, uses creative financial incentives for companies and businesses that invest capital gains in low-income areas of the city in order to pull itself out of economic hardship caused by the decrease in ...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Krista Johnson

20 September 2019

Woodlawn, Alabama, United States

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Eighteen "purpose built communities" across America have revitalized neighborhoods through a comprehensive approach that includes building mixed-income housing, providing better educational opportunities and offering ...

The Trace

Brian Freskos

18 September 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago is trying something new when it comes to violence prevention: beautifying public spaces that have been known to be places of violence. The city has launched an official pilot program called Grounds for Peace, ...

Republican American

Ethan Fry

Amanda Cuda

26 August 2019

Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

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Springfield, Massachusetts leaned into urban renewal and public-private partnerships to keep their local economy alive amid the manufacturing downfall. Now, Bridgeport - a town of similar size and economic fate - look...

Burlington Free Press

April McCullum

21 August 2019

Hanston, Kansas, United States

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When the city of Hanston, Kansas had to shut down the local middle/high school, residents refused to let the school sit vacant; instead, the building now houses a town-owned business incubator called Elk Plaza. Uses o...

The Washington Post

Lori Aratani

2 August 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Officials who want to improve Washington D.C.'s unreliable metro system look to the Chicago Transportation Authority to find examples of success in rebuilding a subway system. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel prioritized up...

The Atlantic

James Fallows

18 July 2019

Danville, Virginia, United States

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The town of Danville, Virginia survived the downfall of the mill industry by using creative financing and investing in solid economic infrastructure that will remain sustainable into the future. The town has invested ...

WEWS-TV

Camryn Justice

26 June 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Through expansive demolition and rehabilitation services, the Cuyahoga County Land Bank is estimated to have made a $1.43 billion impact to Cleveland and surrounding communities. The land bank focuses on renewing blig...

The Connecticut Mirror

Tom Condon

24 June 2019

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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In the middle of the 20th century, the Housing Act of 1949 launched cities across the city into a downtown reconstruction frenzy, the often to no avail; in the modern renewal movement, cities try to get it right. Citi...

Republican American

Michael Puffer

22 June 2019

Newburgh, New York, United States

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A land bank in Newburgh, New York has revitalized dozens of blighted homes around the community, helping to turn city around. The land bank, which offers preferences to locals when selling renewed homes, now serves as...

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