The skyline of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, showing several of the city’s tall buildings.

Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking

Many communities nationwide have vacant properties resulting from disinvestment, physical deterioration, or weak markets that present numerous social and economic problems. Creative placemaking is one way that communities can address these problem properties and return them to productive use.



Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need

During World War I, the U.S. Army opened a munitions plant at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Perry Point, Maryland, a rural community approximately 50 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Available Data To Assess U.S. Housing Market Conditions

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) maintains the U.S. Housing Market Conditions (USHMC) website, which contains national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis.

Why Did Pruitt-Igoe Fail?

In 1954, the first tenant moved into the federally funded Pruitt-Igoe housing project on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri. By the mid-1960s, however, the complex’s crime rate surged, the vacancy rate rose, and living conditions dramatically declined.

Have You Considered Installing Solar Panels?

Solar panels (also known as photovoltaic panels) rely on the reaction of electrons in the panels to sunlight to generate electricity. Although photovoltaic technology has been known for more than 150 years, it became commercially viable only in the late 20th century.



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