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Why does Penn Hills have a CDC? Isn’t that something for urban neighborhoods?

Traditionally CDCs have been urban institutions. Many of the neighborhoods in the city of Pittsburgh have a CDC, including East Liberty, Lawrenceville, and Bloomfield-Garfield. These CDCs have been credited for turning around their respective neighborhoods. Because of their success many suburban communities have looked to the CDC model to make changes in their own community, though this is a recent development. In many ways the CDC initiative in Penn Hills is a pioneering one!