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Zilber Initiative Expands Milwaukee Revitalization

The $50 million, 10-year Zilber Neighborhood Initiative to revitalize poor Milwaukee neighborhoods will expand to inclued three south side three neighborhoods that are part of the Layton Boulevard West Neighbors area.

The 'Long, Hard Slog' of Neighborhood Building

By Leo Ries – Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said  that establishing a democratic, civil society in Iraq will be a “long, hard slog.”  Wise words, I think - words that resonated for me in terms of our work of rebuilding Milwaukee’s older neighborhoods.

Katrina Lesson: Society's Least Fortunate Are Invisible
By Leo Ries – After Katrina in 2005, it was shocking and upsetting to see how close to the edge so many of our citizens live. But if Milwaukee suffered a New Orleans-style conflagration, the picture would be pretty much the same.
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