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ON THE EDGE: OUR CITY’S MIDDLE NEIGHBORHOODS

July 25, 2017 | ceosforcities.com | PDF by Paul C. Brophy  Researchers at the Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia report that 48 percent of central city residents in the United States live in “middle neighborhoods.” These neighborhoods are generally affordable and attractive and they offer a reasonable quality of life, but many are in danger of […]

Across The Country, Some Neighborhoods Are Thriving And Some Struggling, But What About The Ones That Fall Somewhere In The Middle?

July 27, 2017 | HuffingtonPost.com | PDF by Rep. Dwight Evans & Paul C. Brophy Researchers at Reinvestment Fund in Philadelphia report that 48 percent of city residents in the United States live in “middle neighborhoods.” These neighborhoods are generally affordable and functional, and they offer a reasonable quality of life, but many are in […]

The Desperate Need For The Vanishing Middle Neighborhood

July 1, 2017 | Forbes.com by Eric Sherman Discussions of income inequality frequently focus on the extremes — the poor versus the ultra-wealthy. However, as the reaction of voters in both parties should have reminded everyone last year, many places between the two poles are hurting and need attention. I spoke recently with Representative Dwight […]

From Temple to Trump: Philly’s middle neighborhoods go to Washington

May 23, 2017 | billypenn.com | PDF by Mark Dent In early February, Temple University hosted a small gathering where urban development experts Ira Goldstein and Paul Brophy told politicians about Philadelphia’s middle neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are where about 45 percent of our population lives, mostly-stable areas at risk because they’re not getting privately developed […]

The death and life of Philadelphia’s ‘middle neighborhoods’

March 17, 2017 | Philly.com | PDF by Inga Saffron They’re not among the star neighborhoods that can boast slick new townhouses and trendy bars serving craft beer. But they’re not blighted messes, either, forever struggling with drugs and shootings. These places are poised somewhere between success and failure. And they have a catchy name: […]