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Beyond Stabilization

Strategies for Sustainable Communities

  • Overview
  • What is a sustainable community?
  • Planning for sustainable communities
  • Common issues in comprehensive revitalization: Approaches, Resources, and Examples [link to content on slide 18]
  • How can we support a local economy that creates decent, living-wage jobs for our residents?
  • How do we strengthen our education and training system so that residents are prepared for these jobs?
    How can we ensure that our community is safe?
  • How can we create a sustainable and attractive physical fabric for our community – with efficient land use patterns and transportation networks, green space and healthy natural systems, walkable streets, well-maintained infrastructure, and preservation of neighborhood history?
  • How can we encourage people to invest in and maintain a high quality housing stock while maintaining its affordability for people at many income levels (including both renters and owners)?
  • How can we reinforce the social fabric of our community, so that diverse residents, business owners, and neighborhood organizations and institutions know one another and work together?
  • How do we ensure that our children and youth can learn and grow?
  • How do we promote the health of residents?
  • How can we attract people to live, work, shop and play in our neighborhood?