The Greater University Circle Initiative (GUCI), as the Initiative is known, addresses the specific challenges of some of Cleveland’s most disinvested neighborhoods. At the same time, its agenda is broad enough to be instructive for any city or district hoping to create a socially responsive redevelopment strategy.

GUCI starts from two convictions. The first is that by working together, anchor institutions can achieve more than any single institution working on its own. The second is that while physical development is important to urban revitalization, neighborhoods cannot succeed unless the people living there are valued and empowered.



Published By: The Cleveland Foundation



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