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The Role of Citizen Participation and action research Principles in Main Street Revitalization

Date: Jul 26, 2008
Author(s): Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Robert Silverman, Christopher Crawford
Topic(s): Economic Development: General, Housing / Neighborhoods: General
Type: Publication

This article examines the use of citizen participation techniques during the planning process for neighborhood revitalization in the Village of Depew which is an industrial suburb of Buffalo, New York. The article focuses on how research principles can inform and enhance traditional approaches to citizen participation.

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