A Neighborhood Improvement Journal - Summer 2021


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 Neighborhood Improvement – Items of Interest



Neighborhood Stories

The process of recording and archiving tales of the history and development of the neighborhood is covered in a how-to guide.



Urban Farming in Long Beach

Long Beach, California is the latest — and largest — city in California to offer an Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone to landowners.


When Your City Hates Your Traffic Calming Measures

How to improve your odds of successfully calming traffic…and neighbors.


The Great American Single Family Home Problem

The resistance to density is contributing to the housing problem.


Incredible Edible Todmorden

Back in 2007, a woman in a small town called Todmorden, in northern England, dug up her prized rose garden. She planted vegetables, knocked down the garden wall, and put up a sign saying, "Help Yourself." 





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