Date of Award


Document Type

Terminal Project

Degree Name

Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP)


Planning, Development and Preservation


Cliff Ellis

Committee Member

Thomas Schurch


Neighborhood revitalization is the idea of enhancing neighborhood resources, economic development, public services, and the quality of life for residents. A declining neighborhood can be described as a neighborhood whose original developments are in physical disrepair and where lack of capital investment has made the neighborhood at-risk economically and socially. Moreover, physical decline can also be accompanied by crime and drug abuse, and housing problems like housing vacancies and aging stock. Conventional suburban developments have been proved to have many flaws. They create cities that are extensively dependent on automobiles. Conventional suburban developments are poor in terms of communication opportunities and street connectivity and walkability. Neighborhood revitalization can be achieved using sustainable revitalization and smart growth. This study aims to explore these strategies.