Tuesday, October 13, 2015


To Help Poor Neighborhoods, Urban Planners Have to Do More Than Urban Planning
They can't just improve the physical environment if they want to revitalize poverty-stricken areas.
by | October 2015
William is a Governing columnist, director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University and former mayor of Ventura, CA.
In San Diego, half the neighborhoods are inhabited by mostly poor residents. During my recent stint as director of planning and economic development there, residents would often ask me how I planned to revitalize those neighborhoods. I tended to give an alarmingly honest answer: I wasn’t sure.

Read the interesting conclusion here.

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