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M.J. Brodie

Baltimore revival requires artists

Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake recently made an extraordinary announcement to commit $700 million to address urban decay in Baltimore ("Gov. Hogan announces $700M plan to target urban decay in Baltimore," Jan. 5). Much could be accomplished with such funding.

But making this initiative successful will require a new commitment to community engagement. As M.J. "Jay" Brodie pointed out in The Sun, the city and state must do extensive planning and undertake it collaboratively with residents, developers, nonprofits...