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Miami-Dade County

Enterprise Foundation was founded with a profound commitment to urban sensibility, particularly regarding economics and finance. Among their interests has been "neighborhood transformation". That posits "if a neighborhood is producing unsatisfactory outcomes for people and very high costs to society, wouldn't we be right to make substantial investment to get better outcomes and lower costs to society ? Can we make such investment more politically feasible by measuring return on investment ?" The Chairman of Enterprise Foundation was James W. Rouse with whom we had worked and he asked us to help. It was anticipated that three neighborhoods would be selected of which Sandtown-Winchester in Baltimore and Overtown in Miami were to be two. We did a pretty good job of establishing baseline data for those two areas and that data might helpful to Seven50 and the Liberty City Revitalization Trust.

Four documents are being sent to you in printed form (and as pdf files on a CD). More detailed documents and databases are available if desired.

  1. Three City Neighborhood Transformation Demonstration    This is the original document that contemplated the project.
  2. Comparison Of 14 Inner City Areas    This provided data on 14 inner city areas of America to put our potential neighborhoods in a national context. It includes data on Liberty City and Belle Glade.
  3. The Cost of Poverty in Overtown and in Dade County in 1990 (January, 1995)    This is the summary report for the Dade County effort to establish base data.
  4. The Cost Of Poverty in Sandtown-Winchester and in Baltimore City in 1990 (January, 1995)     This is the summary report for the Baltimore effort to establish base data.
There is an extensive database of census, economic, and fiscal data on which this work was based (all is 1990 data or future projections from that data). That data is available if desired, but it would take a bit of work to put it in a form for the Seven50 data warehouse. The analysis required for the 3 above data documents was done for the 143 neighborhoods of Miami-Dade identified by the Planning Department (Robert Schwarzreich). Cost and revenue information was sought for all important public agencies and a basis for allocating costs & revenues by neighborhood was devised ("demand reference bases"). The following four pdf pages show the scope of the database.
  1. Table of Contents for the "Cost to Sustain Urban Life" database for Miami-Dade County
  2. The 143 Neighborhoods of Dade County as defined by the Department of Planning (pages I-1 to I-3)
  3. Demand Reference Bases for Fiscal Impact Analysis (page L-1.....)
  4. The Public Cost to Sustain Urban Life for Miami-Dade County and its 143 Neighborhoods (page X-1.....)
  5. The Main Datafile for Costs & Revenues

In Baltimore we did detailed plans on how we would achieve "neighborhood transformation". Funding received was less than we sought and results have been less than transformational. Jimmy Carter created The Atlanta Project that got a great deal more funding and neighborhood activity. Some see limitations to it's results. The best example of neighborhood transformation working is probably Harlem Children's Zone and we are hoping to learn more about that when Geoffrey Canada comes to Liberty City on February 9, 2013.


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