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  • Trees!  A real advantage in neighborhood revitalization

    Trees! A real advantage in neighborhood revitalization

    A research report featured in the Wall Street Journal makes a case for the value of street trees on neighborhoods in concrete dollar terms. Findings suggest a positive impact on sales prices and time on the market for homes located along tree-lined streets.

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  • Neighborhood Marketing Program – NeighborWorks Umpqua

    Neighborhood Marketing Program – NeighborWorks Umpqua

    Mickey Beach, the chief operating officer of NeighborWorks Umpqua, wrote an article for his local paper that talks about being chosen to participate in Round II of the Neighborhood Marketing Program, the goals he hopes the campaign will help them achieve, and the progress they have made so far.

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  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Signage – A Cost-Effective Approach to Promoting Walkability and More

    Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Signage – A Cost-Effective Approach to Promoting Walkability and More

    Advocates for more pedestrian-friendly communities have come up with a clever and economical way to promote walkability -- pedestrian signage that communicates the distance in minutes to popular neighborhood attractions.

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  • Vacancy Alert: What to Do with Empty Commercial Space?

    Vacancy Alert: What to Do with Empty Commercial Space?

    The Greater Ohio Policy Center has published a comprehensive guidebook that provides useful advice and tools for revitalizing vacant commercial properties, and aligning reuse plans with local and regional economic development strategies.

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  • Guest Blog: The “Whole Block” Approach to Neighborhood Revitalization

    Guest Blog: The “Whole Block” Approach to Neighborhood Revitalization

    Veteran community development professional Alys Mann shares her comprehensive "whole block strategy" for neighborhood revitalization, including a block level example of this approach in action.

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  • Taking It to the Streets – Neighborhood Classrooms and their Role in Revitalization

    Taking It to the Streets – Neighborhood Classrooms and their Role in Revitalization

    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School has developed a workshop for students that gives them the opportunity to use the business skills they are acquiring to come up with stabilization projects that address real problems in real neighborhoods.

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  • When Technology Inspires – Watching Phoenix Transform from Sprawl to Smart Planning

    When Technology Inspires – Watching Phoenix Transform from Sprawl to Smart Planning

    To complement our recent blog highlighting the new time-lapse imaging technology from Google Street View, we are featuring another interesting visual tool being used by Phoenix for their "Reinvent Phoenix" project -- sliding pre- and post-development images.

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  • Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    The video highlights the work of three Neighborhood Marketing Program participants and their work to change external perceptions and bolster resident confidence in their neighborhoods.

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  • Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    In an effort to make our site into a clearinghouse for the best resources from the community stabilization field, we have added grant opportunities to our events page!

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Designing a Place-Based Plan for StabilizationLearn about a logical series of steps in designing a place-based plan for stabilization, including strategic partnerships, market analysis, eight categories of stabilization strategies, and more.

Beyond Stabilization: Strategies for Sustainable CommunitiesAll communities impacted by foreclosures also have a unique opportunity, in the midst of crisis, to rethink what they want to become over the long term and establish new directions. Learn about comprehensive planning here.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) StrategiesThe NSP program is the centerpiece of funding for many stabilization responses. Learn about NSP and how others are using it effectively here.

PolicyStabilization responses must include strategies to reshape policy at the local, state and national level to effect real change. Learn about these approaches here.

TrainingMany new and exciting training opportunities are available to help practitioners and policymakers craft and deliver effective stabilization strategies. Learn about classroom and online training here.