An Ambitious Plan to Rebuild a Neighborhood

CNU-CTX is proud to promote Public Square, a blog presented by CNU National. Robert Steuteville begins "A publicly funded development program to revitalize a neighborhood plagued by crime and vacancies is underway in the Sharswood area of Philadelphia, beginning with the demolition of failed public housing towers called Blumberg homes.

Although poverty is high—unemployment tops 80 percent—and many blocks are completely abandoned, Sharswood possesses a history of jazz culture and buildings with nice brick architectural details."