Comprehensive Community Initiatives:

A New Generation of Urban Revitalization Strategies

Kristina Smock

Department of Sociology

Northwestern University

Kris Smock is a graduate student in sociology at Northwestern University. Prior to entering graduate school she worked for several years as a community organizer for a women's community development corporation in Portland, Oregon.  As an organizer she helped to facilitate the planning and implementation of a small-scale comprehensive community initiative in a low income neighborhood.
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