Creating Whole Communities research findings and recommendations are catalogued into two broad categories: Neighborhood Innovations and Public Policy.
Research that strengthens the field’s understanding of whole communities and identifies promising strategies in neighborhood revitalization.
Rebound Neighborhoods in Older Industrial Cities: The Story of St. Louis
by Hank Webber, Washington University in St. Louis; and Todd Swanstrom, University of Missouri–St Louis
Based on 40 years of census data, Rebound Neighborhoods in Older Industrial Cities: The Story of St. Louis identifies neighborhoods in the St. Louis region that have bounced back from urban decline. Rebound Neighborhoods also includes five neighborhood case studies – Central West End, Botanical Heights, Shaw, Mark Twain, and Maplewood – that tell the story behind the numbers and draw lessons about what local actors can do to revive their communities.
Research that result in policy recommendations that strengthen the capacity of decision makers in government, philanthropy, business, and nonprofit sectors to create whole communities. Postings coming soon.