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From Theory to Practice: The Quest to Radically Reconstruct Buffalo's Inner City Neighborhoods

Date: Jul 26, 2004
Author(s): Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
Topic(s): Data / Demographics / History: General, Economic Development: General, Housing / Neighborhoods: General
Type: Report

Project Name: The Inner City Transformation Project

The Inner City Transformation Project (ICTP) was launched in 2001 to develop a model of community development that can be applied to the radical reconstruction of distressed neighborhoods in metropolitan Buffalo and similar size cities in the United States. The project is based on the assumption that distressed urban neighborhoods now represent the epicenter of racism and social class inequality in the United States and that the quest to dismantle racism must start with the radical reconstruction of these neighborhoods.

This report at others were written and supported by the UB Center for Urban Studies. 

The goal of the UB Center for Urban Studies research is to produce a knowledge base to guide the building of just and democratic metros that enable residents to realize their full human potential and acquire the larger freedoms. Founded in 1987 by Dr.  Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., the UB Center for Urban Studies is a research, neighborhood planning and community development institute, which focuses on the transformation of vulnerable, underdeveloped and distressed neighborhoods into communities of opportunity. 

You can find this and more of their research on the Center for Urban Studies Research page