The mayor of Tirana, Albania explains how his simple action of painting buildings showed remarkable effects.
Meant to just brighten up the place, he found it also decreased crime and littering, and increased civic pride even to the point of more people paying taxes.
The town is an organism and the government can step in and take care of it and other will be inspired to do so as well. It’s good for morale, business, tourism, etc.
Watch this video to hear him talk about all the positives that came from this simple step.