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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

April 25, 2017
Has Seattle Finally Figured Out Redevelopment?

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. What has the city learned during its redevelopment process?

April 2, 2017
Is Moscow’s Urban Demolition The Biggest One Ever?
The Guardian

In the most extensive Russian resettlement project in half a century, a full 10% of Moscow’s housing is set to be torn down and 1.6 million people moved as the city’s ‘Khrushchevka’ flats are destroyed. But residents won’t go easily.

March 1, 2017
Should The Public Sector Redevelop Brownfields?
International Planning Studies (abstract)

In the US and Germany, various public funding tools are available to make brownfield redevelopment projects financially feasible. The practices of private or public sector involvement differ from an international perspective: we explore the US and Germany.

February 7, 2017
Study Says $19B Development Could Be Built in Queens
Regional Plan Association

“While there certainly are a lot of operational and financial challenges to developing Sunnyside Yards, there also are a lot of good reasons for exploring the possibilities,” said Wendy Pollack of the Regional Plan Association.

February 5, 2017
January 25, 2017
Shift-Share and Destination Redevelopments in Las Vegas
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

This paper demonstrates how a novel neighbourhood-level, GIS-based spatial approach using shift-share analysis can help resolve the issue between distinguishing micro- and macro-level socio-economic changes.

January 23, 2017
Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek Cleans Up Its Act
The Guardian

The once-smelly and disease-ridden canal area is being made into a new waterfront destination for shopping, strolling and living – while preserving its heritage.

January 8, 2017
Statesman Taps Austin-Based Redevelopment Partner
Austin American-Statesman

The family that owns the Austin American-Statesman has chosen Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group as its partner on a future redevelopment of the prime waterfront property just south of downtown where the newspaper now operates.

January 4, 2017
December 20, 2016
December 7, 2016
Inside the P3 That’s Reinventing Long Beach

Last July, ground was broken on a $520 million, 15-acre project that will deliver a state-of-the-art city hall, restore the street grid, create new housing units, build a main library, and bring another 500 employees downtown. And the cost to the city?

December 1, 2016
Philly Seeking ‘Nuclear Option’ to Reclaim Sold Land
Plan Philly

The bill would would empower the city to quickly reclaim properties it sells if the new owner hasn’t improved the property within one year of acquiring it, but without the 30-day’s notice currently required.

November 28, 2016
Future of Austin’s Unzoned Land at Stake
Community Impact Newspaper

The Grove at Shoal Creek, a proposed mixed-use development off 45th Street and Bull Creek Road, is demanding the attention of many in city government these days.

November 21, 2016
Repurposing Former Downtown Industrial Sites in
Urban Land Institute

Two case studies on how obsolete industrial buildings have been redeveloped for a new life in the new economy—the focus of this 2016 ULI Fall Meeting session—offered lessons about capitalizing on site location, the buildings’ qualities, and the developers’ visions for creating dynamic mixed-use places that are profitable as well as mission driven.

November 15, 2016
November 1, 2016
Pruitt-Igoe Gets a Second Chance
Governing Magazine

The site of a long-gone but still-criticized public housing complex in St. Louis is being redeveloped. Will history repeat itself?

October 27, 2016
Eight Abandoned Buildings Reborn

While many people see abandoned spaces as battered and useless, many architects see inspiration for a grand transformation. The following eight projects rejuvenated derelict buildings into usable, vibrant locations for bustling new businesses or cozy homes.

October 12, 2016
Inventive Way to Save Edison’s Last Factory

This is a building that refuses to go down without a fight. In 1914, a massive fire raged through inventor Thomas Edison’s lab complex in downtown West Orange, New Jersey. Chemical-fueled flames shot 100 feet in the sky, burning five city blocks and destroying almost his entire operation.

October 9, 2016
Sweeping the Street, Cleaning the Corner
Dirt Americana

A Jersey City site is redeveloping, offering a magnificent opportunity for a corner restaurant with abundant space for outdoor seating. But a few years ago, it was one of the most frustratingly difficult uses to promote redevelopment: a dry cleaner.

October 6, 2016
October 5, 2016
Eight Endangered Urban Landmarks to Save
Next City

San Francisco’s Embarcadero District, Charleston’s Naval Hospital District and Downtown Flemington, New Jersey, have all been deemed “endangered” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, highlighting U.S. urban sites that are close to disappearing.

Littleton Could Dismantle Urban Renewal Authority Citing Divisiveness
Denver Post

City leaders on Tuesday set the stage to dismantle Littleton’s urban renewal authority and the dissolution of three of four redevelopment areas in the city, conceding at some level that revitalization efforts in this southern suburb had become “increasingly divisive and political for the city and its citizens.”


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