urban renewal http://wamc.org en Neighborhood Transformation Project Seen As National Model http://wamc.org/post/neighborhood-transformation-project-seen-national-model <p><font size="2">An inner city neighborhood once lost to blight and crime has undergone a transformation that officials believe could serve as a model&nbsp; for the entire country.&nbsp; The neighborhood revitalization&nbsp; in Springfield Massachusetts required substantial public financing, without which officials insist it could not have happened.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40806 at http://wamc.org Neighborhood Transformation Project Seen As National Model