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for Carolina Planning Vol. 8 Issue 2, Winter 1982
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The city of Roanoke confronted the problems of a decaying downtown by recognizing that a new approach would be required to reverse the flight to the suburbs. A committee of prominent citizens and business leaders explored the objectives of citizen enthusiasm, recycling of old buildings, preservation and enhancement of the farmer's market, and the developing of vacant land to revitalize the downtown area with success.
Tarboro is a community of 10,000 people located on the Tar River in Edgecombe County, North Carolina. Twenty percent of Tarboro lies within a local historic district, and almost double this amount is included on the National Register of Historic Places. Community historic preservation groups existed since the 1960s, and have succeeded due to their link with creative public/private economic revitalization projects.
Citizen initiative and public support created the greenway system for Raleigh, generating interest in preserving the floodplains from encroaching development.