Sustaining Communities of Opportunity: the HUD Community Challenge Grant - Airport City in Memphis

Presentation by Phyllis G. Betts
June 20, 2013

(Inactive) Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action   (Memphis)

Phyllis Betts will relate the Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action’s role and approach to the Airport City planning process, which conceptualizes Airport City as a not-so-obvious but nevertheless existing community of opportunity that merits (and requires) sustained effort to maintain and grow opportunities. Unlike strategies designed to move people into opportunity neighborhoods, the challenge that exists in Memphis is preserving these high-quality neighborhoods in light of economic and other difficulties