Collective Impact in Neighborhood Revitalization Part 1: Engagement and Building Trust

Submitted by Community Animator on April 24, 2015 - 8:12am

There are many urban neighborhoods and small rural communities whose “better days” are a distant memory. Revitalizing these locations would have a positive impact on the region in which they exist while providing better opportunities for local residents. In countless settings, across the country, governments, philanthropy, the private sector, and non-profit actors are working hard to re-invigorate these places. To be successful a “collective impact” approach is absolutely necessary.

These efforts are usually the province of local government, professional architects, urban planners, and private developers. While this is true, “Resident Engagement” is also important to this work.

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