It struck me as a little funny that the first key to a stronger neighborhood listed on the Placemakers website is the same as many international development indicators: good governance. Is the development cities do for their communities in America the same as the support agencies can do other countries? Is it transferable?
Take a look at an article detailing the rest of list on The Atlantic website here.
- Good governance
- Walkable, connected, mixed-use character
- Parks and gardens
- Neighborhood-responsive schools
- Tree culture