Case Study: Neighborhood Enhancement Program
A number of neighborhoods in Cincinnati were run down, confronting high crime, and had many boarded-up vacant buildings. To address the problem, Cincinnati leadership designed a program that used crime statistics, reports of graffiti, litter, and other code violation data to identify areas where the city could allocate more resources. The program called for city collaboration with private business owners and community volunteers to reduce crime, increase property value, improve local business, and improve community pride. This comprehensive approach was called the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP).
This case study reflecting on the project was prepared for the Alliance for Innovation.