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Community Development

    • Mayor Jim Kenney at the first groundbreaking of his signature Rebuild initiative.

Philly launches 2 programs designed to help minority businesses succeed

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney gathered members of City Council and small-business people Monday to tout his $500 million Rebuild program as a means of equitable economic development. Philadelphia — a majority-minority…

    • Gerald Renfro and his wife Connie survey the construction on the 6200 block of Osage Avenue.  (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

‘Music’ of construction greets Osage Ave. neighbors on MOVE bombing anniversary

Connie and Gerald Renfro have lived on an exceptionally quiet block of Osage Avenue for nearly 20 years. With more than half of the houses surrounding them vacant and boarded up,…

    • Concentrated poverty is growing in certain Philadelphia area suburbs.

Northeast Philly, suburbs become poorer as inner city gentrifies

Philadelphia’s innermost neighborhoods were shedding residents and businesses as the suburbs boomed in the mid-20th century. Moving to a tract house in a place like Levittown in Bucks County or the…

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ABOUT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

A planning approach emphasizing social equity factors at the neighborhood level, with concerns including housing, corridor revitalization, community capacity-building, environmental justice, resilience, cultural capital, and asset-based development.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

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