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Workshop Goals

Students are to identify credible sources that can provide demographic data on the Acre, focusing on the boundaries used by the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA).

We are interested in developing the best possible  demographic profile of the Acre excluding areas that are more heavily students (beyond School St for one trial run; beyond Wilder for another).

The CBA emerged from an urban renewal plan in 1982 that would have leveled much of the Acre*. The community mobilized, beat the plan, then recognized that the opportunity for long-term improvement lay in coming up with their own plan. The CBA was a key partner. Here is the original Acre Plan (1999). 

*See also Little Canada and background. LHA (1937).

Map of Lowell Neighborhoods