Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Live Baltimore Homeownership Workshop flyer

In keeping with what I've been writing about an overarching approach to urban revitalization, the Live Baltimore program's latest e-letter is promoting their upcoming workshop series.

I am particularly intrigued by the workshop on Buying and Rehabbing a Vacant Property. It's not an easy in the best of times and places. I remember the problems (thefts, etc.) back in the day in the H Street neighborhood. It's got to be worse in Baltimore.

Still, I think these kinds of programs -- resident attraction programs -- work best through the provision of a complete package of services and support programs, including financing.

Otherwise the time period over which revitalization takes is extremely drawn out.


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