In the video, Dr. South has a way to address crime in Philadelphia by reimagining the communities where crime is highest. Your textbook states that “A
practice task for the community practitioner, in addition to assessing whether the [community] is a vertically or horizontally related [community], is to help
communities develop relationships with a more horizontal character and greater power equivalency and interdependence with these vertically related
entities” (pg. 108).
What are your thoughts about the work that Dr. South is doing? Now, consider the city of Fayetteville which is frequently (and sometimes affectionately)
known as Fayettenam with a specific focus on the Murchison Road corridor. Is the Murchison Road community horizontal or vertical? Explain your answer.
What would it take to develop a more horizontal character, greater power equivalency, and interdependence with local, state, and/or national entities?