I interviewed Vice Mayor David Sander of the City of Rancho Cordova to talk about the “Broken Windows Theory” and how it is relevant for neighborhoods. There is definitely a connection between crime, blight and property value, and this theory points us in the direction of taking care of the small issues in a neighborhood to help the bigger picture – increase safety, a sense of community and property value. Watch the video interview below or here.
Do you buy into the concept of the Broken Windows Theory? What are some of the small things people sometimes don’t take care of in a neighborhood that really impact the overall look and feel of the neighborhood?