November 22, 2003
Ashley Lanfer (Project Manager, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston)
In Boston's "heartland" neighborhoods, residents are working with state and city agencies, nonprofit organizations, and grassroots groups to revive this fragmented landscape and community. After years of disinvestment and neglect, this area is becoming whole again. But to insure that the area offers all of the requisites of a healthy urban community - good homes, jobs, commercial opportunities, and recreational and civic life - all parties need to build on its strengths and repair its broken pieces.