FREE download — (Re) Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization

You’ve read the research about downtown development. More and more Americans want to live in walkable, downtown neighborhoods, and companies want to locate in these places too. These neighborhoods generate strong tax revenues and have lower municipal costs per capita. And they are the often the heart of a town or region’s economic activity.

But one big question remains in your mind. How could my town do it?

(Re)Building Downtown: A Guidebook for Revitalization is a new guide from Smart Growth America designed to be used by any community, no matter their size, to bring people and businesses back to downtown.

Reinvesting in downtown can expand economic opportunity, create a culture of engagement among residents, and make your city stand out within the region. It is also an opportunity to improve how your community achieves the triple-bottom line goals of equity, economy, and environment.

Smart Growth America’s new guide is designed to be used by any community, no matter where you are in the revitalization process, to create vibrant, walkable downtown neighborhoods. The guide will lay out in straightforward language seven main steps to take, with specific tasks and ideas to consider along the way.

Download guide (PDF).

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