Community Development Investment Review

August 23, 2016
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The Case for Intervention in Middle Neighborhoods

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As compared with places that are gentrifying or experiencing concentrated disadvantage, middle neighborhoods have been largely ignored by urban scholars and planners. This oversight must be rectified because middle neighborhoods play a vital role in the overall health of a city and in the well-being of its poorest citizens, even if they do not live in them. This chapter establishes a rationale for why scholars and policymakers should seriously consider middle neighborhoods as a locus of potential policy innovation and intervention.

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