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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

September 22, 2016
Equitable Design, Redevelopment Best Future for Old Cities
Crain's Detroit Business

The way old cities are designed and redeveloped is going through an equity revolution, according to a panel of planners, developers and designers Thursday at the first day of the Detroit City of Design Summit.

September 21, 2016
September 15, 2016
September 11, 2016
St. Louis to Blight 395 Acres in City’s Growing Central Corridor

The city is set to blight a total of 610 parcels, across the three neighborhoods. The blight designation, recommended to the Board of Aldermen for approval, would be a precursor to a plan by a redevelopment corporation affiliated with Saint Louis University.

August 25, 2016
Gentrification and Demographic Trends in Washington, D.C.
Chicago Policy Review

No discussion on urban revitalization is complete without addressing the issue of gentrification. This byproduct of redevelopment has proven to be a persistent source of tension between new and old inhabitants of urban communities throughout the country.

August 24, 2016
How Marina City Started Chicago’s Downtown boom
Chicago Magazine

Long before the city’s downtown boom and its riverwalk (or plans to swim in the river), Bertrand Goldberg’s idea to combine residential, office, and recreational space was a risky experiment in city living.

August 18, 2016
August 17, 2016
Soviet Redevelopment Threatens Moscow’s Industrial Past
The Guardian

The former ZiL car factory is the latest to undergo a major redevelopment as part of a city-wide project to transform derelict industrial areas – but campaigners are concerned their unique architectural heritage is under threat.

Report: Infill Three Times Cheaper Than Greenfield

A report has found that developing Perth’s greyfield sites alongside rapid transit networks could save the government up to $94.5 million for every 1000 lots developed, compared to developing greenfield sites.

August 16, 2016
August 10, 2016
Downtown Revitalization and Urban Space
Regional Studies

Many cities worldwide are making efforts to revitalize their downtowns. However, limited attention seems to be given to the evaluation of these redevelopment processes.

August 1, 2016
Analysis: Fighting Sprawl is Within Pensacola’s Power
Pensacola News Journal

Fighting urban sprawl is well within Pensacola’s power. It requires smart growth and the promotion of planning that combines transportation, land use and the environment while focusing on redevelopment rather than new development.

July 12, 2016
Pittsburgh Looks to Join in Local Development Boom
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mayor Bill Peduto plans to introduce legislation before City Council today to sell the 12 parcels — from the former pound to the long-vacant Hazelwood Library — to the Pittsburgh Urban Redevelopment Authority for $1 each.

June 17, 2016
The Cincinnati Street Riots Couldn’t Kill
Politico Magazine

Five years ago, the area around 12th and Vine Street used to have one of the highest-crime rates in Cincinnati. It had been the epicenter of rioting after a controversial police shooting in 2001 and had struggled to recover.

June 13, 2016
The Rise of Sacramento’s Second City
Sacramento Bee

Empty now, Sacramento’s downtown railyard someday could be home to as many as 21,000 residents, more than live in Land Park and Curtis Park together. A like number of people would also work there, making the railyard the region’s most densely packed and self-supporting neighborhood.

June 3, 2016
Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth
The Atlantic City Lab

In the major cities of the world, subway systems are typically seen as a means to foster density, reduce reliance on cars, mitigate sprawl, and provide residents with access to affordable transportation.

June 1, 2016
Phoenix Plans for Canalscape Redevelopment

Kerry Wilcoxon is helping to implement the city’s Grand Canalscape plan, which will create a nearly 12-mile trail system along the Grand Canal from the Interstate 17 to the Phoenix and Tempe border.

May 30, 2016
Transit-Oriented Development’s Trials in Hartford

Transit-oriented development is a relatively new idea in Connecticut, but town officials hope an old car dealership site in West Hartford will be a catalyst for further investment around the station. State officials plan it as one in a series of developments around CTfastrak’s route between New Britain and Hartford.

May 23, 2016
May 18, 2016
May 17, 2016
Strip Malls Can’t Die Fast Enough
Chicago Tribune

In the mid-1990s the owners of the Fairfax Circle Plaza shopping center in suburban Washington, D.C., decided to redevelop the property.

Idea Behind Memphis’ Anti-Blight Strategy
Governing Magazine

Earlier this year, the mayors of Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn., endorsed what may be a first-in-the-nation plan that officials say is a nationwide model for organizing regional strategies against blight.


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