• Sahar

    Thanks for the article, Marian! We actually got wonderful feedback from neighbors during the beta test in March… one woman who lives across the street from one of the test houses said it was like someone was home again. Many neighborhood residents came to the kickoff event on April 6 and shared their enthusiasm that there’s finally some momentum around the issue of abandoned buildings.

    We’re really happy that the mayors, local land banks, and more than 25 public, private and community partners are working on Breathing Lights. Finally, people are seeing our neighborhoods as full of potential and opportunity! The art installation can’t fix the problem of urban vacancy, but it is getting the people who CAN fix the problem talking and working together.