The transfering of the power that comes with the Redevelopment of communities (most often controlled by "outsiders"), to the hands of those who currently resides and/or are from the targeted communities.

This is important because it not only empowers the existing residents to re-ignite the vibrancy that drives the physical development, and quality of life as it relates to Services provided in the targeted communities, but this also offers opportunities for the current residence to remain engaged in their communities while the redevelopment occurs. This also creates economic opportunities for the current residents as service providers, professionals, and entrepreneurs them selves. This provides Avenues to economic, social, and Community Life sustainability for curent city residents as they participate in the redevelopment of thier own c ommunity as they prepare to meet the current Community needs of the 21st Century. Tariq Abdullah, AIA, NOMA,