Four Statements That Stop Revitalization Cold in Its Tracks

Episode #129
January 23, 2020
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The following four statements have the power to stop the important work of revitalization cold in its tracks. Thom and Kevin share stories, and discuss the importance of recognizing these problematic statements and how to address them before it’s too late.


  1. “If only we had more __________.”
  2. “It’s __________ ‘s fault.”
  3. “This situation is hopeless.”
  4. “This is not a good neighborhood for revitalization.

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