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Assessing the Future of the New England Mill Town: What are the Key Factors that Lead to Successful Revitalization?
Small Town (1997)
  • John Mullin
  • Zenia Kotval, Michigan State University
Abstract
Over the past twenty years, we have been involved in economic revitalization projects in more than 50 mill towns across the state of Massachusetts. We begin these projects with a quiet visit to each community. Moving off a state or interstate road, we meander down through a highly dense village of multiunit tenements. Built close to the road, they are always a decided mix of well-kept and decaying structures. They are rarely one or the other entirely. It is as if the residents and owners are undecided about reinvestment or commitment to the community.
Publication Date
April, 1997
Publisher Statement
This article was printed in Small Town; the organization has since dissolved.
Citation Information
John Mullin and Zenia Kotval. "Assessing the Future of the New England Mill Town: What are the Key Factors that Lead to Successful Revitalization?" Small Town Vol. Vol 27 Iss. No 5 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_mullin/33/