Urban Innovation: Cypress Hills Community School, Brooklyn, NY

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Describes a community ownership non-profit lease model for purchasing and renovating an existing building for a 400-student school. This paper by the project manager, parent co-director, and architect illustrates the collaborative approach to community development, and suggests lessons for community facilities in other settings. It describes organizing the school, searching for a site and funding, transforming the building, and lessons learned.
Adkins, Ray; Jaya-Vega, Maria; Winston, Perry
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