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

  title={Philadelphia's neighborhood transformation initiative: A case study of mayoral leadership, bold planning, and conflict},
  author={Stephen Mcgovern},
  journal={Housing Policy Debate},
  pages={529 - 570}
  • S. Mcgovern
  • Published 1 January 2006
  • History
  • Housing Policy Debate
Abstract This article examines the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI), Mayor John F. Street's plan to revitalize Philadelphia's distressed neighborhoods by issuing $295 million in bonds to finance the acquisition of property, the demolition of derelict buildings, and the assembling of large tracts of land for housing redevelopment. Despite its resemblance to the discredited urban renewal programs of the past, this plan offered real potential for reducing blight by leveraging… 

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