Place: Responsible Redevelopment
Responsible Redevelopment is an approach to redeveloping blighted urban communities that combines economic, community and human development strategies to provide area residents, businesses and the surrounding communities with the maximum benefit from the revitalization efforts. The Casey Foundation supports this approach through its Center for Family Economic Success (CFES) and its Civic Sites, Atlanta and Baltimore.
The principles of Responsible Redevelopment call for treating residents of affected neighborhoods equitably – giving them a voice in the process, taking their concerns seriously, and providing them with the additional support and assistance they need to emerge as beneficiaries of redevelopment
In addition to its work in Atlanta and Baltimore, the Foundation has brought the principles to bear on redevelopment efforts in:
New Orleans with efforts to find residents displaced by disaster and offering them a chance to come back and shape the revitalization in their Central City neighborhood.
San Diego with an investment in a unique cooperative venture that allows residents to own a stake in a shopping center bringing long-awaited retail choice to their community.
Camden, NJ, with a human capital component added to all large-scale land use and redevelopment proposals.