Urban Revitalization Webinar Feb. 13


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Press release submitted by University of Illinois Extension.

Urban Revitalization Webinar Series, Part II "Measuring Neighborhood Distress: A Tool for Place-Based Urban Revitalization Strategies," James Jennings, Tufts University will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Western Illinois University, 3300 River Drive, Moline.
The United States federal administration's recent Promise Neighborhood and Choice Neighborhood initiatives are part of increasing calls for place- based strategies in the delivery of education and human services in inner cities.
Within this new policy context, measures of community-level inequality emerge as a key tool for identifying places which manifest relatively high levels of social and economic distress. Measuring and spatially showing levels of neighborhood social and economic distress can enhance our understandings of the needs associated with low-income communities and facilitate civic engagement in the development of neighborhood-based responses.
A 'neighborhood distress score' can be generated and used to target services into urban areas but can also encourage greater resident civic participation. In Boston, Massachusetts, the author generated a neighborhood distress score based on variables identified in the literature and input from community and civic leaders.
This program is presented by Opportunities for Quad Citians: Davenport, Moline, Rock Island & Greater Metropolitan Housing Authorities, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, Day Foundation, Scott County Housing Council and University of Illinois Extension.
Register by calling (309) 756-9978.

















 



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