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Neighborhood revitalization and stabilization - Speeches

Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy

This report released by the Philadelphia Fed reflects research conducted by students completing their master’s degrees in city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania, who investigated recent revitalization efforts in Bethlehem, Pa., Lancaster, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., with a focus on equity rather than on stated outcomes. This report summarizes their findings, includes proposals designed to produce equitable outcomes in each city, and provides a blueprint for cities interested in considering equity as an objective in future development efforts.

President Dudley on the National and Regional Economy

New York Fed President William Dudley met in March 2014 with community and business leaders in Brooklyn to understand what is going on at the grassroots level of the borough’s economy. His visit included a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal, meeting with staff at Community Solutions in Brownsville and Etsy, and delivering a speech on the national and regional economy at Brooklyn College.

Is Home Maintenance Contagious? Evidence from Boston

In disadvantaged neighborhoods, the condition of the housing stock can vary from block to block. On one block, homes appear well kept and in good condition, while on another, many homes show signs of physical distress. Since the blocks within the same neighborhood are often similar in terms of home values, what accounts for this pattern? And is there any contagion effect of home maintenance? Researchers at the Boston Fed examine this issue in several Boston neighborhoods in this report.

Kansas City Fed's Forum on Community Development

The  Community Development Forum highlights the Bank’s initiatives, resources and programs for community and economic development. Topics include workforce needs, developing public-private partnerships, community development research, neighborhood stabilization and entrepreneurial communities.


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