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NEWS | TACC EMAIL UPDATE | SUMMER 2015

July 16, 2015

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IN THE NEWS | THE BOSTON GLOBE | BIKE REPAIRS WITH YOUR COFFEE IN DORCHESTER?

June 9, 2015

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NEWS | TACC EMAIL UPDATE | WINTER 2015

January 30, 2015

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IN THE NEWS | THE BAY STATE BANNER | BIKE ENTREPRENEUR, PARTNERS PROPOSE DORCHESTER BIKE SHOP/CAFE

January 7, 2015

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IN THE NEWS | MIT NEWS | WILL THE NEW INDUSTRIAL CITY WORK?

October 29, 2014

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NEWS | TACC EMAIL UPDATE | FALL 2014

October 20, 2014

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IN THE NEWS | THE BAY STATE BANNER | OPPORTUNITY ROXBURY: NEW WEBSITE FOR ROXBURY STRATEGIC MASTER PLAN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

September 10, 2014

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NEWS | PRESS RELEASE | OPPORTUNITY ROXBURY LAUNCHED

September 4, 2014

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NEWS | TACC EMAIL UPDATE | SPRING 2014

May 5, 2014

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IN THE NEWS | PITTSBURGH BUSINESS NEWS | NATIONAL NONPROFITS TEAM TO HELP HILL DISTRICT COMMUNITY

March 14, 2014

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Resources

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October 25, 2016

FAIRMOUNT INDIGO CORRIDOR JOB ATTRACTION AND RETENTION STRATEGY

TACC worked with LISC Boston, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, the Fairmount Indigo Network, and other stakeholders, to develop a series of recommendations to attract and retain businesses and jobs in the Corridor. These recommendations should not be viewed as prescriptive, but rather reflective of a broader call to action for sustained consideration of how the necessary outreach, focus, and tools needed to attract and retain businesses in Boston can be realistically and holistically applied to diverse and emerging industries withing the Fairmount Indigo Corridor.                      

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August 1, 2015

STATE OF THE FIELD #2: RESIDENTS IN MIXED-INCOME DEVELOPMENTS

The mixed-income approach has successfully transformed deteriorating public housing complexes into safer and more attractive developments for residents from a range of income levels. However, the emerging literature on mixed-income development suggests that improvements in social and economic well-being for low-income families can be difficult to achieve. TACC contributed research to this current scan of the field which provides an initial picture of how mixed-income developments across the U.S. are providing services to improve residents’ well-being and self-sufficiency. Online surveys were completed by representatives of 60 mixed-income developments on the demographics and characteristics of their site, the types of support…

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January 14, 2014

LOWER ROXBURY: EQUITY AND HOUSING

Urban renewal and public housing policies of the mid-twentieth century led to disproportionately high densities of public and subsidized housing in Lower Roxbury; this resulted in concentrations of poverty, crime, and economic stratification. In this study, TACC develops a scenario that uses all of the available vacant and underutilized property in Lower Roxbury to demonstrate how affordable housing can be preserved without the loss of a single unit. The study examines how the challenges in Lower Roxbury can be overcome through focused, place-based investment, policy development, and social programming.

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December 1, 2013

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS: PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY ALONG THE FAIRMOUNT INDIGO CORRIDOR, A GUIDE TO INCENTIVES FOR ADVANCING ECONOMIC GROWTH

TACC initiated this 33-page paper to analyze the feasibility of implementing four neighborhood revitalization districts along the Fairmount Line Corridor in Boston, MA. The paper presents the concept of neighborhood revitalization districts and explains how the districts address underlying economic issues rather than focusing on one specific problem. The paper includes the projected number of businesses attracted and retained as well as the number of jobs created; economic benefits are forecasted within the first two to three years of implementation.

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May 1, 2013

DRIVING QUALITY OF LIFE IN MIXED-INCOME COMMUNITIES

This paper explains the Quality of Life management approach at Harbor Point, a 1,238-unit mixed-income community in Dorchester, MA. The paper was originally published in the Journal of Housing & Community Development (May/June 2013) and is co-authored by Neil McCullagh and Alexandra Curley. The paper documents “a collaborative quality of life-centered practice developed by the management team, which has demonstrably contributed to improving residents’ lives at Harbor Point.” This new Quality of Life management approach is a uniquely collaborative and resident-focused process that brings together a core group of management, public safety, resident services, residents’ council, and ownership to contribute…

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May 15, 2012

LOWER ROXBURY: UNLOCKING INVESTMENT FOR THIS CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD

In this 22-page whitepaper, TACC outlines the argument for investment in the Lower Roxbury section of Boston, MA. With housing stock that is 75 percent public and subsidized, Lower Roxbury has the highest concentrations of subsidized housing in the Northeast; Extremely Low Income (ELI) Persons make up 60 percent of the community. TACC is supporting neighborhood organizations and local government with research and planning to advocate for the future implementation of a multi-stakeholder intervention with housing and a strong supportive services components. This paper expands on the Lower Roxbury Housing Study issued in 2011.    

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June 1, 2011

NEWMARKET AND UPHAM’S CORNER PLANNING INITIATIVE: CONCEPTS FOR A WALK TO WORK COMMUNITY

This 122-page study documents the achievements of a collaborative planning exercise and provides clear schematics and strategies for creating a model walk to work community in the Newmarket and Upham’s Corner sections of Boston, MA. TACC initiated the study by identifying neighborhood organizations and facilitating stakeholder meetings. The approach enabled stakeholders to develop a list of priority sites; these sites were then evaluated against a set of criteria that supported development opportunities of the larger walk to work initiative. Despite their familiarity with the neighborhood, the stakeholders studied the area together. Fieldtrip routes were mapped and redevelopment opportunity buildings and…

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March 16, 2001

ULI PANEL STUDY: HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA

This 40-page study documents the history, existing conditions, and recommendations for the revitalization of Hollywood, California. Hollywood is one of the most famous and recognizable locations in the world; it is immediately associated with the film, television, and music industries. However, with the growth of television industry in the 1970s, many entertainment companies moved farther west and north. Hollywood gradually declined and developed a crime-ridden and seedy image. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and The American City Coalition partnered to bring a Urban Land Institute (ULI) Advisory Service panel to Hollywood to address how this area could best build upon…

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June 12, 1994

ULI PANEL STUDY: ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

This 61-page study is an evaluation of revitalization strategies for Roxbury and presents recommendations for further action. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Urban Land Institute and brought together experts from around the United States with the sole purpose of generating a high-level shared vision for actions that would contribute to the revitalization of the Roxbury neighborhood in the City of Boston.