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Published by: Harvard Kennedy School
Published in: 1999
Length: 33 pages

Abstract

Long synonymous with some of the worst urban blight in the U.S., the SouthBronx, throughout the mid-1990s, was significantly rebuilt and apparentlyrevitalized.This case focuses on the institutions and people who led therebuilding effort. The "comprehensive community revitalization" approach, led by a consortium of community groups, seeks to go beyound the physicalreconstruction of the Crotona ParkEast section oft he South Bronx and toaddress the range of social problems in the neighborhood,among them commercial area decline, schools and health.The case is a vehicle for those interested both in urban issues--particularly in the comprehensive approach to them--and on the role of nonprofit and non-governmental institutions in community life.

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Abstract

Long synonymous with some of the worst urban blight in the U.S., the SouthBronx, throughout the mid-1990s, was significantly rebuilt and apparentlyrevitalized.This case focuses on the institutions and people who led therebuilding effort. The "comprehensive community revitalization" approach, led by a consortium of community groups, seeks to go beyound the physicalreconstruction of the Crotona ParkEast section oft he South Bronx and toaddress the range of social problems in the neighborhood,among them commercial area decline, schools and health.The case is a vehicle for those interested both in urban issues--particularly in the comprehensive approach to them--and on the role of nonprofit and non-governmental institutions in community life.

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