Leading by Stepping Back: A Guide for City Officials on Building Neighborhood Capacity

ABCD Institute

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Henry Moore and Deborah Puntenney

Year: 1999

This workbook tells the story of Savannah’s experience in developing a citizen-centered city government that allowed it to work productively with local residents to improve troubled neighborhoods and build a stronger community. It illustrates the neighborhood development strategies implemented over time that resulted in a new understanding of residents as co-producers of healthy communities rather than simply consumers of government programs and services.

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