Streets of Hope: The Fall and Rise of an Urban Neighborhood

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South End Press, 1994 - Political Science - 337 pages
Using the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative in Boston's most impoverished neighborhood as a case stuudy, the authors show how effective organizing reinforces neighborhood leadership, encourages grassroots power and leads to successful public-private partnerships and comprehensive community development. - Prof. Norman Krumholz
 

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A very readable, and hopeful recount of how poor citizens - often left out of the planning process - fought to gain control of their neighborhood's destiny.

Contents

Introduction
1
Remembering
7
Creating the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
37
Organizing the Neighborhood
67
Planning an Urban Village
89
Controlling the Land Through Eminent Domain
115
Human Economic
169
Human Development Agency Collaborative Dudley PRIDE
176
The Power of Youth
203
Pathfinders
245
DSNIs Declaration of Community Rights 202
287
Census Data Tables
319
Index
325
About the Authors 339
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