Infrequently Asked Questions: What is a middle neighborhood?

February 22, 2017 | phillyvoice.com | PDF

by Brandon Baker

In cities, visions of America’s upper crust and most distressed both are easy to conjure up. Try to envision cities’ middleneighborhoods of today, though, and the task is a bit more difficult.

What is a middle neighborhood?

Paul Brophy, a Philly-native neighborhood improvement expert, recently took up the endeavor of finding out, editing the book, On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods, a deep look at neighborhoods where you’ll commonly find healthcare workers, a wide range of races and ethnicities, and property values that are neither here nor there. Brophy also took to Temple University on Tuesday to discuss the subject with City Council members and the public.

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