Evaluating the Success of Urban Success Stories of the 1990s

November 01, 2001

Funding: Fannie Mae Foundation

Summary: The project studied “urban success stories” which are defined as cities that gain the reputation of having rebounded from adversity, overcome their distressed condition, and experienced revitalization. The research evaluated the extent to which the well-being of the residents of these perceived “urban success story” cities actually improves as a result of the presumed success.