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Eleven (and more?) ways to screw up a neighborhood tour -- and spoil an opportunity

Based on suggestions from readers, Joel Bookman has expanded his list of ways in which a neighborhood tour can be ruined. 

Nine ways to screw up a neighborhood tour -- and spoil an opportunity

Recent articles on the Institute website offer pointers for a good neighborhood tour. Well, there is another side to the story.

A grade-A tour

A tour of HOPE VI developments in Charlotte scored high in following the 10 commandments of a good neighborhood tour.

The 10 Commandments of a good neighborhood tour: A how-to guide for putting your community on the map

A neighborhood tour can be a key component in a comprehensive community development strategy, drawing new partners, and energizing residents. But only if you do it right. 

Who benefits from a neighborhood tour? Everyone.

A neighborhood tour benefits the community by highlighting its best qualities.  It boosts the visibility of community groups.  And it helps give the sense of "a complex and interesting city." 

Showcasing one community -- and all communities

The neighborhood tour in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood was part of the Bold Plans Big Dreams Community Showcase through which six Chicago neighborhoods got to strut their stuff for visitors.

Showcase tours start with Parks & Boulevards

About a dozen staff from community, environmental and architecture-related nonprofits toured and learned about West Side Parks & Boulevards to kick off Round Two of LISC/Chicago’s Community Showcase Tours.


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