What happens when a housing developer joins forces with health providers? Sectors come together for transformational community change.
Our Community Close Ups, a series of nine case studies, digs into how some of these forward-thinking projects have been accomplished.
In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …
After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the founders of what became Broad Community Connections (BCC) started attending community meetings, and exploring with their fellow community members how to rebuild a city in shambles. These conversations highlighted some of the seemingly intractable problems that many central New Orleans residents had faced even before the storm, such …
Our new case study series examines how community developers working in low-income neighborhoods are integrating health into their projects.
A hospital partners with a city to develop a health, literacy and recreation hub.
Holistic redevelopment to bring lasting change to a distressed neighborhood