urban renewal

breathing lights
WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Three Capital Region cities are gearing up for the new "breathing lights" display.


An inner city neighborhood once lost to blight and crime has undergone a transformation that officials believe could serve as a model  for the entire country.  The neighborhood revitalization  in Springfield Massachusetts required substantial public financing, without which officials insist it could not have happened.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.