When most people hear the term blight it is not a term that incites economic development. However, the City of Kalamazoo thinks this is an opportunity for its residents to become small-scale developers and take back their community. Check out this article https://wwmt.com/news/local/city-of-kalamazoo-looks-for-investors-to-revitalize-blighted-areas-into-affordable-housing. Do you think this option is feasible for us in Bridgeport?
Short-term, community-based projects — from pop-up parks to open streets initiatives — have become a powerful and adaptable tool for downtown activists, planners, and policy-makers seeking to drive lasting improvements in their cities.
These quick, often low-cost, and creative projects are the essence of the tactical urbanism movement.