2010 - Research

Helping Johnny Walk to School:Policy Recommendations for Removing Barriers to Community- Centered Schools

For many reasons, renovating schools located near the families they serve is a much better option than constructing a new school on the outskirts of a community. 

Because of their central location, older and historic schools offer multiple transportation choices (biking, walking, mass transit, auto, and bus). In addition to helping to “anchor” the surrounding neighborhood, these schools are often used for multiple community purposes. They are truly community-centered facilities. While not every older and historic school building should be rehabilitated, the loss and abandonment of many of these schools is unnecessary and a waste of resources.

Authored by: 
Renee Kuhlman