A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2021


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Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Interest


Tacoma: Public Space and Public Life

It’s in public spaces where I expect I’ll come to know those around me as neighbors. Some may even become friends.




How a Local Bookstore can Make your Town Richer – In More Than One Way


Ways in which a bookstore can strengthen a community.



Lincoln Park and the Complicated History of Gentrification in Chicago


Lessons for communities around the country on the evolution of a gentrifying neighborhood.



Streets Designed to Slow Speeding


The key to slowing traffic is street design, not speed limits.



Portland Throwing Its Pioneering Neighborhood System Under the Bus

 A muddled agenda of inclusion seems to be a rationale to eviscerate one of the Oregon city's most lauded civic assets.







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