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A HEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD FOSTERS A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP + PRIDE. COMMUNITY MEMBERS FEEL THAT THEY ARE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE DECISIONS OF A NEIGHBORHOOD.
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. Neighborhoods of Baltimore
  2. CivicWorks
  3. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods
  4. LiveBaltimore guide to neighborhoods
  5. Baltimore community associations

a c t i o n s:

INTERCONNECTING GARDENS, PATHWAYS, TAKE DOWN FENCES
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. Baltimore Ecosystem Study
  2. Linking green space
  3. Smart Growth Articles of Interest
  4. Urban Agriculture Notes
  5. one park, a concept for the renewal + use of parks + open space in baltimore

a c t i o n s:

  1. ten hills, no fences
  2. alley greening + gating, Community Greens

ATTEND COMMUNITY EVENTS
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. LiveBaltimore events calendar
  2. Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts

a c t i o n s:

  1. Participation in community service, Habitat for Humanity

COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER, BULLETIN BOARDS, DISCUSSION GROUPS, CLUBS
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. Citypaper
  2. Baltimore Urbanite

a c t i o n s:

WORK-SHARE COOP BETWEEN RESIDENTS + BUSINESSESs
r e s o u r c e s:

  1. List of Maryland food cooperatives

a c t i o n s:

  1. Example of a groundbreaking food coop in Philadelphia, Weavers Way Coop
  2. Baltimore Biodiesel Coop
  3. Velocipede Bike Project
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