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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Tag Archives: Redevelopment

August 20, 2017
How South Miami Dade Changed After Hurricane Andrew
Miami Herald

In the 25 years since it was devastated by Hurricane Andrew, South Miami-Dade has undergone a dramatic transformation from a rural and semi-rural landscape to sprawling suburbia, but improvement has been uneven and unequal.

August 3, 2017
New Zoning for 11 Stories Creates Tension in Newark
US News and World Report

Residents are clashing with officials over the future of one of Newark’s most diverse areas. NJTV reported officials are pushing for more development in the Ironbound section of Newark.

What Does Gentrification Mean?
Strong Towns

No two people seem to quite agree on what the word “gentrification” means. If you’re at all interested in what shapes our cities, you’re bound to find yourself in a conversation about gentrification eventually—and depending on who you tend to hang out with, you might find yourself in a fight.

August 1, 2017
July 24, 2017
Detroit’s Michigan Central Station Begins Redevelopment

Talk about redeveloping the long-vacant Michigan Central Station heated up again Thursday during an announcement about this year’s Detroit Homecoming, which will hold the first significant private event in the 104-year-old train station since the mid-1980s.

July 20, 2017
July 11, 2017
What is the Future of Houston’s Downtown Pierce Elevated
Houston Press

Completed in 1967, the elevated stretch of Interstate 45 running along the southern and western perimeter of downtown, known as the Pierce Elevated, has been a particularly difficult nut to crack when it comes to traffic.

Street View Images Over Time Show Neighborhood Change

It doesn’t take extra sensory perception to know that American cities are changing — and fast. On any given street in New York City, there’s something opening, another thing closing, and a third being totally redesigned.

Congress to Rethink City Investments
Next City

Congressman Dan Kildee (D-MI 5th District) announced today that he is starting a new congressional forum to rethink how national policymakers invest in cities.

Sacramento Emerging from Bay Area’s Shadow

Few people would characterize basketball commentator and former player Charles Barkley as a restrained public speaker. So when he told a local Sacramento news reporter in 2008 that the state’s capital was still a “cow town,” it seemed sure to be brushed off as another example of blunt talk.

July 6, 2017
June 29, 2017
June 22, 2017
Priming Chicago’s Industrial Corridors For Redevelopment
Rebusiness Online

As Chicago has emerged as one of the country’s top tech capitals, large parcels of land across the city have remained stuck in the past, serving as roadblocks to billions of dollars in new real estate development. That’s about to change.

June 21, 2017
How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

Tampa’s long-dormant downtown has been reinvented thanks to decades of civic building and a timely boost from a big-thinking businessman and a billionaire’s investment fund.

June 19, 2017
$1B Redev Plan Could Remake Somerville, MA
The Architect's Newspaper

In Somerville, Massachusetts, a $1 billion redevelopment scheme in the city’s Union Square neighborhood is edging closer to happening after Somerville’s Board of Alderman waved through a rezoning plan.

Reno Redevelopment Agency Forced to Refinance Debt
Reno Gazette-Journal

Out of money to use for its debt payment, the Reno Redevelopment Agency was forced last week to refinance the bonds it used to build infrastructure for the Cabela’s super store in Verdi.

June 15, 2017
Buffalo Redevelopment Tax Breaks Spurred $659M in Projects
The Buffalo News

Giving tax breaks to encourage adaptive-reuse development projects that include apartments and hotels has been controversial among government critics and taxpayer advocates, but a new report by the county’s economic development agency claims it’s paying off.

May 25, 2017
May 24, 2017
May 23, 2017
Concentrated Poverty Threatens Cities
Economics of Place

Poverty has been with us forever. It spans all societies and generations. Despite the best efforts of governments, social service organizations, philanthropy and socially conscious leaders in the private sector, large swaths of people continue to live in poverty around the globe.

May 21, 2017
Why Crystal City Matters

Last April a New York Times article briefly infuriated a lot of Washingtonians by suggesting Crystal City was “quietly and persistently reinventing itself.”

May 16, 2017
Energy Sector Revival, TOD Bouys Dallas Development
Urban Land Institute

Renewed optimism among small business owners, strong consumer confidence, and a robust U.S. job market suggest that the next recession may be further away than what economists predicted just a year ago.


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