(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization
Full Resource: (Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization
Date Published: December 2015
Source: Smart Growth America
This resource is intended to help those who want to re-invigorate and strengthen neighborhood centers of economy, culture, and history through a smart growth approach to development.
This guide uses Smart Growth America’s seven-step approach to downtown redevelopment:
- Understand your community
- Create an attractive, walkable place
- Diversify economic uses
- Plan for equity
- Improve government regulations and processes
- Finance projects
- Establish on-going place management
According to Smart Growth America, the seven steps are essential for a successful downtown district. The resource provides gudinaces on each of the above steps, as well as, strategies communities can use to implement each.