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This issue of Review of Applied Urban Research features "Bemis Park: A Study of Neighborhood Change," by Garneth O. Peterson.

The 1970's have been marked by a rebirth of inner city neighborhoods for commerce and housing. Developers in Boston, Washington and other cities have begun to rehabilitate old structures rather than destroy them, and thus preserve the visual character of neighborhoods. Residents of older neighborhoods have also banded together into homeowner's associations to lead the attempts to redevelop and rejuvenate their surroundings. 1 The viability of older central city neighborhoods has come to be recognized as essential to the economic health of the city as a whole. Older neighborhoods also can provide a sense of continuity with the past.