Baltimore adopted an urban revitalization approach called Healthy Neighborhoods to improve a number of its communities. The strategy focuses on reinvigorating stagnant real estate markets and building stronger connections among residents. In this document, neighborhood strategist David Boehlke outlines how the Healthy Neighborhoods approach can be best implemented in Baltimore.
This report was crafted by a group of criminal justice system and community leaders who reviewed crime trends and data from ongoing initiatives to address violence, discuss the underlying issues, and devise specific strategies that can be implemented in the short term to reduce the level of violence. The strategies are based on a public health model of violence reduction, strengthening existing and building new community partnerships to reduce risk factors contributing to violence and to strengthen protective factors contributing to prevention of violence.
The Mayor's Task Force on Universal Early Care and Education developed a plan to ensure school readiness through early childhood programs for children ages 3-5. The Task Force issued a set of recommendations as well.
This report was written at the end of the 20th century, and it reflects on the state of the world at the time — in particular, it addresses the downfall of the Soviet Union. On a smaller scale, the report also analyzes the interconnectedness of the northeastern United States, and then zooms in to focus on New England and the various urban centers contained within. These cities and their surrounding transportation infrastructures are used as a lens with which to study the economic state of the region as a whole.
This report was a follow-up to the original 1998 report. It measured various indicators of the wellbeing of children in the city, spanning the areas of education, health, safety, poverty, and violence.
Researchers at the Center for Research & Public Policy conducte a survey among people with disabilities living in New Haven. The survey was conducted by phone and in person at homeless shelters. The results address issues including quality of life, employment, and health care.