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  • Neighborhood Pathways – Improving Connectivity and Livability

    Neighborhood Pathways – Improving Connectivity and Livability

    The City of Cleveland has championed a variety of vacant land reuse strategies - One of these is neighborhood pathways. These are paths constructed on vacant land that connect adjoining streets, adding new walking and biking routes through neighborhoods.

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  • Who’s Moving Where –City Trends

    Who’s Moving Where –City Trends

    There is much talk of how people are becoming interested in city living again, but what story do the numbers tell? According to a Center for Community Progress, fans of city living have something to celebrate, particularly when it comes to millennials, but the growth is uneven, and older generations are less city-centric than their younger counterparts.

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  • Funding Opportunities for Healthy Food Projects

    Funding Opportunities for Healthy Food Projects

    Increasing access to healthy foods for low-income communities is an important issue, but finding the funding to support important projects like these can sometimes be tricky. To ease the process, Stabilize is presenting some useful funding opportunities and support services geared toward improving healthy food access and consumption.

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  • Getting to Know the Folks Nextdoor

    Getting to Know the Folks Nextdoor

    NextDoor is a private networking tool that allows neighbors to easily and safely communicate with other neighbors about community events, safety concerns, and other issues that matter most to them about the places and spaces they call home.

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  • Immigrants and Neighborhood Vitality

    Immigrants and Neighborhood Vitality

    By evaluating demographic and business data, and studying the immigration patterns and practices in three cities, analysts discovered that immigrants are meaningfully contributing to economic revitalization by setting-up shop along abandoned 'Main Street' commercial corridors.

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  • Expressing Love of Place through Public Art

    Expressing Love of Place through Public Art

    For a Valentine's Day treat, we are showcasing a program dedicated to finding out what residents love most about their neighborhoods, and representing that love through public art. By reaching out to people, Stephen Powers and his crew discover what's great about a community, and capture that spirit with art signage.

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  • Equitable Development – Making Sure Low-Income Residents Aren’t Left Behind

    Equitable Development – Making Sure Low-Income Residents Aren’t Left Behind

    To support the advancement of equitable development, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia recently presented a framework developed by students that helps communities build equity into their revitalization strategies, as well as the work of an equity-driven non-profit.

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  • Putting Pedestrians First – The San Diego Mobility Plan

    Putting Pedestrians First – The San Diego Mobility Plan

    Multi-model transportation systems offer residents more choice, increase health, and are good for the environment. Their popularity continues to grow, and San Diego is one of the latest converts. They have laid out a layered transportation model that puts pedestrians first.

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  • Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    The video highlights the work of three Neighborhood Marketing Program participants and their work to change external perceptions and bolster resident confidence in their neighborhoods.

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  • Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    In an effort to make our site into a clearinghouse for the best resources from the community stabilization field, we have added grant opportunities to our events page!

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Designing a Place-Based Plan for StabilizationLearn about a logical series of steps in designing a place-based plan for stabilization, including strategic partnerships, market analysis, eight categories of stabilization strategies, and more.

Beyond Stabilization: Strategies for Sustainable CommunitiesAll communities impacted by foreclosures also have a unique opportunity, in the midst of crisis, to rethink what they want to become over the long term and establish new directions. Learn about comprehensive planning here.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) StrategiesThe NSP program is the centerpiece of funding for many stabilization responses. Learn about NSP and how others are using it effectively here.

PolicyStabilization responses must include strategies to reshape policy at the local, state and national level to effect real change. Learn about these approaches here.

TrainingMany new and exciting training opportunities are available to help practitioners and policymakers craft and deliver effective stabilization strategies. Learn about classroom and online training here.