The Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham, AL joined the Purpose Built Communities Network in 2010 with the Woodlawn Foundation as its community quarterback. This short film shows the progress of the… Continue →
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What an amazing gathering in Fort Worth! More than 350 people from 49 communities in 47 cities participated in our Sixth Annual Purpose Built Communities Conference. The Renaissance Heights Development… Continue →
What’s the secret behind East Lake’s turnaround? Can lessons from East Lake guide comprehensive efforts at neighborhood transformation in other communities? Through interviews with more than 20 key participants, reviews of historical and current documents, and an examination of existing research about neighborhood revitalization, this in-depth case study by America’s Promise Alliance explores those questions and illuminates East Lake’s story.
Purpose Built Communities is proud to welcome its first Network Member from the state of Florida, LIFT Orlando. Founded in 2012, LIFT Orlando consists of business leaders partnering with residents to… Continue →
We had the honor of participating in several sessions at the Chautauqua Institution this past August to discuss the Purpose Built Communities model, progress on the ground in several neighborhoods… Continue →
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, roughly 100,000 residents of New Orleans who were displaced by the storm and flooding came to Atlanta. Like many other communities, East Lake welcomed… Continue →
By Shirley Franklin, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Executive Chair of Purpose Built Communities Originally published in the Huffington Post In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, three New Orleans businessmen and civic leaders,… Continue →