Paul Stewart on Neighborhood Revitalization

We were basically a community engaged in a bank run on confidence... We have the capacity to revitalize our neighborhoods, we just don’t have the confidence. So how do we leverage that confidence?
— Paul Stewart

Chuck Marohn interviews Paul Stewart, the Executive Director of the Oswego Renaissance Association in Oswego, NY. It's a small town like so many others, that has lost population and jobs in the last several decades and is struggling to create lasting solutions to its economic challenges.

Stewart talks about his transition from being a citizen rehabbing his historic home—to an activist who started an organization to help revitalize Oswego neighborhoods and preserve homes all across the city. He discusses the ripple effects of these home improvements and his vision for his town.

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