Title

Philadelphia's neighborhood transformation initiative: A case study of mayoral leadership, bold planning, and conflict

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

1051-1482

Journal Title

Housing Policy Debate

Volume

17

Issue

3

First Page

529

Last Page

570

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

An evaluation of Mayor John Street's initiative to revitalize Philadelphia's distressed neighborhoods. The case study reveals how the Philadelphia initiative represented a positive departure from conventional community development programs, but contends that more attention to equitable development policies and more assertive leadership from the mayor during the implementation stage would have deepened public support and enhanced overall effectiveness. --author-supplied description

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