Why Plans Fail: The 5 Pieces of Neighborhood Revitalization Infrastructure

Helloooo Kansas Citians, PPPers and those of you who guiltily watch the Real Housewives of the Potomac on Sunday evenings! 

Have you ever worked in an area where there has been extensive analysis and planning, but little execution and implementation? After 15 years of working in urban neighborhoods around the country, I have a new theory on why plans fail:

There is a problem with one of the 5 Pieces of Neighborhood Revitalization Infrastructure.

And yes, water systems are a vital part of neighborhood revitalization infrastructure! City of Flint, State of Michigan and the federal EPA, I'm looking at YOU.  Source:  DigitalJournal.com. Image Credit: Ron Johnson.

And yes, water systems are a vital part of neighborhood revitalization infrastructure! City of Flint, State of Michigan and the federal EPA, I'm looking at YOU.  Source:  DigitalJournal.com. Image Credit: Ron Johnson.

Read more in my new guest post on the Cityminded Blog here.

Let me know what you think!

-- Calvin

 

Posted on March 14, 2016 .