Revisiting the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)

  title={Revisiting the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative (LANI)},
  author={Mahyar Arefi},
  journal={Journal of Planning Education and Research},
  pages={384 - 399}
  • M. Arefi
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Economics
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research
The dual public policy tensions of people prosperity versus place prosperity and need-based versus asset-based approaches to community development provide a conceptual framework to evaluate the Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative. In 1994, this thirty-month program set out to revitalize eight inner-city Los Angeles neighborhoods through technical assistance and seed money. Three distinct categories capture the observed discrepancies among the communities that aimed to sustain revitalization… 

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