The Double Bind of Redevelopment: Camden During Receivership

43 Pages Posted: 14 May 2009

Date Written: April 27, 2009

Abstract

This working paper finds that successful redevelopment efforts in Camden, New Jersey, under state receivership were able to build on groups’ existing capacities and their past work in neighborhoods, were marked by more effective participatory dynamics and the limited use of eminent domain, and benefited from good relationships with the State of New Jersey and with private-sector partners. It concludes that attempts to build public capacity to revitalize cities may need to be complemented by efforts to build civic capacity, or the ability to solve problems in coordination with major partners.

Keywords: community development, urban revitalization, eminent domain, receivership

Suggested Citation

Greenberg, David M. and Verma, Nandita and Seith, David C., The Double Bind of Redevelopment: Camden During Receivership (April 27, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1404824 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1404824

David M. Greenberg (Contact Author)

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Nandita Verma

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
10281
United States

David C. Seith

MDRC ( email )

200 Vesey Street
10281
United States

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