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Don Poland Consulting

A Rational Approach to Land Use Planning and Neighborhood Investment

Providing Innovative Community Planning and Urban Geography Strategies

Healthy Neighborhoods Book

Donald Poland spent four years as the Executive Director and CEO for the Neighborhoods of Hartford, Inc. (NHI) a nonprofit neighborhood reinvestment organization. NHI implemented a Healthy Neighborhoods strategy in 17 target areas within the city of Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Poland's book "Healthy Neighborhoods: Creating Neighborhoods of Choice in Weak-Market Cities" is a comprehensive look at the Healthy Neighborhoods strategy developed by David Boehlke, the nationally recognized community strategies. Mr. Poland challenges tradition approaches to community development and neighborhood reinvestment and explains why housing production, the most common strategy does not work in creating meaningful neighborhood change. In addition, he educates the reader on both the theory and method that provide the foundation to the Healthy Neighborhoods approach. He takes the reader on a detailed journey through a case study of how the Healthy Neighborhoods strategy was designed and implemented in Hartford. More important, he demonstrates the success of the Healthy Neighborhoods approach in creating meaningful and sustainable neighborhood change.

This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in community development, neighborhood reinvestment, and how we create neighborhoods of choice. Mr. Poland has provided a PDF file of the book below for download. A hardcopy bound version of the booking is available for purchase from Mr. Poland for $30.00. Please contact Mr. Poland at don@donaldpoland.com to purchase a copy. A reduced rate is available for orders of 10 or more copies.

Healthy Neighborhoods - Creating Neighborhoods of Choice in Weak-Market Cities
(when downloading contact Don Poland via email for password)

Mr. Poland has also created a Healthy Neighborhoods training guide. “Understanding Healthy Neighborhoods - A Training Guide: Creating Neighborhoods of Choice in Weak Market Cities” is an 84 page guide to the Healthy Neighborhoods approach to neighborhood reinvestment. It is ideal for this individuals and organizations interested in learning about Healthy Neighborhoods. Mr. Poland has provided a PDF file of the book below for download. A hardcopy bound version of the booking is available for purchase from Mr. Poland for $15.00. Please contact Mr. Poland at don@donaldpoland.com to purchase a copy. A reduced rate is available for orders of 10 or more copies.

Understanding Healthy Neighborhoods - A Training Guide
(when downloading contact Don Poland via email for password)

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