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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 […]

America’s Forgotten ‘Middle Neighborhoods’

January 5, 2017 | governing.com | PDF by Paul C. Brophy & Ira Goldstein An estimated 46 percent of the nation’s urban population lives in a category of neighborhoods that local governments pay little attention to: America’s “middle neighborhoods.” These neighborhoods are generally affordable and attractive, and they offer a reasonable quality of life, but […]

New Volume Explores ‘Middle Neighborhoods’ and their Decline in Cities Across America

New York, New York (December 9, 2016) – The American Assembly’s new book aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods. Leading scholars and practitioners present new evidence indicating that a category of neighborhoods exists in many cities and surrounding areas that planners and policymakers have neglected. These areas surrounding many cities and suburbs […]