Collections > Carolina Planning Journal > Carolina Planning Vol. 6.1: Neighborhood Planning > Carolina Forum: The Neighborhood Movement In Urban America; Harnessing Reinvestment: National Training And Information Center Builds Partnerships With Neighborhoods
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This edition of Carolina Forum includes the following: THE NEIGHBORHOOD MOVEMENT IN URBAN AMERICA: When, in the mid 1970s, groups of Latins, Blacks, blue-collar whites, and other outraged Americans coalesced and began to move their campaign for neighborhood power from the steps of City Hall to the formidable offices and chambers of Capitol Hill, certain contradictions began to surface: contradictions in the purpose, constituency and methods of what has been called the Neighborhood Movement. This transition from local activism to national advocacy culminated in Congress' setting up a National Commission on Neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, the Commission was said by its critics and participants alike to embody the very contradictions lying beneath the emerging grass-roots movement. HARNESSING REINVESTMENT: NATIONAL TRAINING AND INFORMATION CENTER BUILDS PARTNERSHIPS WITH NEIGHBORHOODS: Why is there so much excitement on the streets of Chicago's Roseland and Austin neighborhoods? Why are people in the St. Clair Superior community of Cleveland and In Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood looking at their boarded-up, vacant homes with new hope? Why are tenants in the Northwest Bronx talking about new roofs, wiring, plumbing and furnaces? Why do 45,000 residents and merchants in Brooklyn believe that there will be new life flowing along Fifth Avenue? The National Training and Information Center (NTIC) and Aetna Life and Casualty have formed an unprecedented partnership with these six neighborhoods. Aetna Life and Casualty, the nation's largest diversified financial firm, has earmarked at least $15 million to begin revitalizing neighborhood housing in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and New York, hoping to be the catalyst for a host of inner-city development projects.