Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and a group of local stakeholders is circulating a proposal that would help the state of California and generate revenue for local redevelopment. Is it too late for a win-win in California?
May 4, 2011 The Planning Report
Howard Blackson looks at new tools for fixing cities, including form-based codes, plans for complexities (neighborhoods, urban patterns, architecture), classification of character, and funding systems.
Apr 30, 2011 PlaceShakers
Most cities don't get the chance to start from scratch. But Quincy, Mass. plans to raze most of its 50-acre center and build it anew with the aid of a private developer's upfront funding - a plan that may rewrite the rules of urban development.
Apr 11, 2011 New York Times
This column from <em>The Seattle Times</em> looks at two of the physical legacies of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and finds both success and room for improvement.
Feb 24, 2011 The Seattle Times
Ahead of the 2016 Olympics, the host city of Rio de Janeiro is embarking on a massive redevelopment plan in its decaying port area.
Feb 21, 2011 Xinhua
Arlington, Virginia is using housing and redevelopment to repair the superblock-dominated street grid of Crystal City.
Jan 20, 2011 Under One Roof
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill re-designed the former U.S. Steel plant site, which will eventually house almost 50,000 people.
Dec 30, 2010 The New York Times
A new musical comedy, "In the Footprint: The Battle Over Atlantic Yards," brings song and dance to the conflict over the redevelopment of the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. <em>The NY Times</em> reviews it as "fresh, inventive"...and "entertaining."
Dec 6, 2010 The New York Times
Preservation laws often ban additions to designated buildings, which can be counterproductive, says Stephen Smith, who argues that incremental add-ons can protect buildings from future redevelopment driven by market forces.
Nov 27, 2010 Market Urbanism
With a growing belief in the streetcars' ability to catalyze redevelopment, cities are jockeying for federal and local funds to build retro transit systems in their downtowns.
Nov 23, 2010 California Planning & Development Report