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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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  • Neighborhood marketing: Success is what you measure

    Neighborhood marketing: Success is what you measure

    This blog features a piece on the Neighborhood Marketing Program that was originally posted on NeighborWorks News. It discusses what a neighborhood marketing program aims to achieve, and highlights marketing efforts taking place in West Humboldt Park, Chicago, and Pocatello, Idaho.

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  • Foreclosure 'Hot Spots' - Some Places Are Still in Trouble

    Foreclosure 'Hot Spots' - Some Places Are Still in Trouble

    A report recently published by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society presents findings that call into question the robustness of the foreclosure crisis recovery, particularly when it comes to minority households.

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  • The Impact of Older Buildings on Local Economies

    The Impact of Older Buildings on Local Economies

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently published a landmark study that suggests smaller communities with a blend of old and new building stock have a host of economic and social benefits compared to their larger, newer counterparts.

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  • Adapting Strategies to Catalyze Change

    Adapting Strategies to Catalyze Change

    In our final blog detailing presentations from our Forum on Rebuilding Markets, we highlight the work of Hope Enterprise Corporation (HOPE). Over the past decade, HOPE has responded to societal shifts by broadening its work and adapting programs to better serve the changing needs of their communities.

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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.