These stories about Camden, N.J., are the fourth part of an occasional series analyzing conditions in Rust Belt cities and urban revitalization efforts. Visit http://www.nwi.com/camden to view a photo gallery, videos and additional content gathered in Camden.
The series is part of The Times Media Co.'s Gary and Region Investment Project. The Times is leading a multi-year revitalization initiative -- targeting the city of Gary in Northwest Indiana -- to bring together community leaders, regional stakeholders, national experts, and state and federal representatives to develop an investment strategy for economic recovery. The Gary and Region Investment Project was launched in 2010 and has tapped the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council as a partner.