Community groups in Philadelphia are trying to remake blighted vacant properties into community gardens and neighborhood amenities.
May 13, 2011 The Philadelphia Inquirer
The city of Youngstown, Ohio, is heavily reliant on funding from grants and outside sources to help pay for the clearing of abandoned properties. Those funds have grown since last year.
Apr 15, 2011 Vindy
California's redevelopment agencies have almost as much if not more debt than what they pull in from tax revenues, according to this investigation by <em>The Wall Street Journal</em>.
Apr 12, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
A New York man who has watched a Bronx neighborhood fall into despair over decades is hoping to help un-blight the troubled area.
Jan 10, 2011 The New York Times
A new study suggests that Philadelphia's 40,000 vacant buildings reduce home values by as much as $8,000 and cost the city $20 million per year in maintenance.
Nov 17, 2010 Philadelphia Daily News
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
Nov 11, 2010 TheCityFix
The front yard of a home in suburban Plymouth, England is completely enveloped by a leylandii tree. Neighbors say it's an eyesore, the owner says he's being unfairly targeted.
Sep 7, 2010 The Guardian U.K.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the city has begun covering the broken windows and doors of abandoned homes with plywood painted to look like functioning doors and windows as part of a program to fight blight.
Sep 3, 2010 The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The eminent domain case of Kelo vs. New London is seeing new relevance in cities across the country, as empty malls are being classified by locals as blight.
Aug 18, 2010 Retail Traffic
In Westminster, Colorado, the city's economic development department is attempting to have the Westminster Mall blighted and thus up for seizing through eminent domain.
Aug 12, 2010 Retail Traffic Magazine