This edition of On Common Ground explores how to finance the preservation of historic buildings, develop downtown revitalization strategies, encourage smart development and rebuild stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods.
In This Issue
As people clustered into cities and populations grew, buildings of a more recognizable nature started to take shape.
The benefits and techniques to make it happen.
Revitalization is vital for successful downtowns of all sizes.
"Corridors can offer an opportunity for 'strip recovery' without trying to tackle an entire neighborhood or city at once," said Dennis Madsen, manager of urban and long-range planning for the city of Huntsville, AL.
Great cities do not happen overnight. Creating place and prosperity requires patience. Detroit and Cincinnati are two cities committed to rebirth.
Overcoming the legacy of anti-Black housing and infrastructure policy.
How Pittsburgh transformed its brownfields into parks, residential neighborhoods, research centers and more.
Repurposing old rail corridors provides transportation, recreation and affordable housing opportunities.
Tax credits and grants fuel projects to revamp existing properties into new and community-changing uses.
Churches and other structures can be used for housing and more.
Mayor/REALTOR®/Broker committed to preserving a piece of history.