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Norfolk Resilient City

Our collective goal is not only to reduce risks, but also to innovate and transform our city in a systemic and holistic way, embracing new ways of thinking and managing and thriving amid conditions that require continuous innovation.

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Jun 16

'From Blight to Bright' by Lauren Lowery

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 8:58 AM by Katie White

Last year, the City of Norfolk concluded a comprehensive affordable housing study to determine how to best direct our efforts as a city to achieve goal three of the Resilience Strategy: advance initiatives to connect communities, strengthen neighborhoods, and deconcentrate poverty. Strengthening neighborhoods and deconcentrating poverty were the focus of the housing study. The Department of Neighborhood Development’s Derelict Structure Ordinance is a successful tool in the toolbox that the city is using to achieve these goals and increase Norfolk’s resilience. Lauren Lowery’s article ‘From Blight to Bright’ featured in Virginia Town and City Magazine, describes this successful program. To read the article, click here.