The idea of urban renewal by design is not a new concept. The Highline in New York City proved that an urban oasis could bring new life to neighborhoods. In January the Henderson-Hopkins School opened it’s doors in East Baltimore. Its goal is to boost education opportunities and to engage the families and the neighborhood as well. The architecture of the buildings and the curriculum is designed to connect the students to the community. The school has been created to bring about greater access to education and economic development and renewal in one of the more challenging neighborhoods in East Baltimore.
Read more about this at The New York Times and on the Maryland Independent College and University Association website.
Photo from The New York Times.