Public/Private Ventures (P/PV)

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Innovation. Research. Action.

After almost 35 years Public/Private Ventures (P/PV) has ceased operations. The organization leaves behind an incredible legacy of knowledge, including hundreds of research reports, case studies and evaluations about how best to improve programs and outcomes for children, youth and families. We are fortunate that P/PV has decided to archive its publications collection with the Foundation Center's IssueLab so that practitioners can benefit from this knowledge for years to come.

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Vacancy Reassessed

October 30, 1999

Since 1950, Philadelphia's population has been declining dramatically, by more than 30 percent. This rapid depopulation has led to the vacancy and abandonment of a large number of unmanaged residential lots and buildings. The future of Philadelphia rests on its ability to manage this decline, and in 1999, efforts were fragmented. This report highlights the barriers that many faced in trying to access vacant property and provides recommendations for a more strategic vision so that the city can create a significant and lasting impact.

Over the Horizon: Jobs in the Suburbs of Major Metropolitan Areas

December 1, 1993

The 1990s saw a concentration of urban poverty while suburban job opportunities grew exponentially, prompting many antipoverty strategies to focus on policies that change the geography of where poor people live or work. This report examines the conditions that characterize contemporary urban poverty in the US; analyzes the changing locations of employment in a group of large metropolitan areas; and evaluates the implications for antipoverty strategies that address poverty concentration and job suburbanization. In essence, this report lays out the theoretical foundation for P/PV's Bridges to Work demonstration.

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