An integrated approach to the physical, economic and social deterioration of central city neighbourhoods has been developed in the Longview Neighbourhood of Phoenix. Strategies used include neighbourhood capacity building and training, youth programmes, blight elimination, infrastructure improvements and housing and commercial revitalisation and redevelopment. Strong emphasis is placed upon building a robust foundation of resident leadership and involvement in the project that is now being replicated throughout the city. Public/private partnerships enable long-term financially sustainable renovation to take place, with support from a wide range of sources. Increasing property prices and population levels indicate the restoration of a clean, safe neighbourhood.