Role of the stakeholders in addressing physical blight conditions in Pittsburgh neighborhood downtown Atlanta, Georgia
Odeyemi, Ebunoluwa Folasade
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Pittsburgh neighborhood in Atlanta is one of the old metropolitan neighborhoods plagued by the cycle of disinvestment, population decline and increasing vacant, dilapidated and neglected structures. The recent housing recession had a huge impact on the neighborhood through an outbreak of mortgage fraud. This contributed to the number of foreclosed properties in Pittsburgh, impacting on the high vacancy rate in the neighborhood. This thesis examines the public-private approach of stakeholders in revitalizing Pittsburgh. The research methods utilized were the review of literature, history of the neighborhood and case studies on neighborhood revitalization. The result of the study shows that both government and private organizations, particularly the non-profit groups, had contributed to the needed changes in the neighborhood. This shows an interconnected bottom-up approach which helped to maintain the existing character of the neighborhood with minimal effects of gentrification.