The secret to a lacklustre neighbourhood?

Baltimore's waterfront communities were the first to turn around even in times of rapid population decline. Neighborhoods around Baltimore's Patterson Park began a marked upswing after the non-profit group Friends of Patterson Park began cleaning up the large park, turning it from a liability (unsafe) into an asset (an amenity). Neighborhoods around other Baltimore parks such as Druid Hill Park or Leakin Park continued to languish, showing that "natural" attraction alone may not turn a neighborhood, unless it is combined with strong neighbors and strong community organizations. In the case of Patterson Park it was not only the park non-profit but also a focused community development corporation which managed vacant property, the filling of that property, and the rehabilitation and sale of substandard homes. Overall, though, cities that have natural assets to leverage can c...

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