Redevelopment

July 19, 2012, 11am PDT
In its attempt to clean up the mess left by the dismantling of the state's redevelopment agencies, the California legislature is holding cities hostage with a 'draconian' penalty for failing to relinquish funds to the state.
California Planning & Development Report
July 17, 2012, 6am PDT
As America's beloved shopping mall enters its "golden years", Emily Badger considers the astounding anti-suburban ethos of its inventor, and what the future has in store for this "over the hill" retail development model.
The Atlantic Cities
July 3, 2012, 9am PDT
Richard Close, a member of the Oversight Board supervising the dissolution of the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, discusses the challenges of defining 'enforceable obligations' and the legal battles he anticipates in the coming year.
The Planning Report
May 17, 2012, 12pm PDT
California's erstwhile redevelopment agencies are pleading with the state to maintain funding for projects they consider crucial. So far, the Department of Finance has taken a decidedly conservative approach.
California Planning & Development Report
March 29, 2012, 8am PDT
Eric Jaffe looks to a new study published in the <em>Journal of Urbanism</em> comparing the triumphs and failures of new baseball fields in Denver and Phoenix for lessons on how to build a successful downtown stadium.
The Atlantic Cities
March 15, 2012, 5am PDT
Bills would permit cities and counties to create joint powers authorities to replace redevelopment agencies and require long-term real estate investment plans.
www.cp-dr.com
March 11, 2012, 5am PDT
Though Gov. Jerry Brown still appears to be opposed to the idea, both houses of the California Legislature are pondering the possibility of bringing back tax-increment financing in a limited form.
California Planning & Development Report
March 2, 2012, 9am PST
Following an ill-fated foreclosure in 2009, a residential project in Libertyville, IL finally finds its way while demonstrating the potential for an emerging field of redevelopment, reports Ann Dillemuth.
APA - Sustaining Places Blog
March 2, 2012, 6am PST
An interview with Tim McOsker, one of the three appointees charged by Governor Jerry Brown to wind down the affairs of the Los Angeles CRA, reveals an insider's experience of the complexities of respecting contracts and mandates.
The Planning Report
January 11, 2012, 1pm PST
The Super Bowl bid in Indianapolis has had a ripple effect in the community, leading to significant revitalization efforts and a "mini-building boom in anticipation of the big game."
The New York Times
January 9, 2012, 9am PST
Cities and redevelopment agencies are pushing for legislation that give them a stay of execution. Meanwhile, cities are evaluating which projects will be impacted.
California Planning & Development Report
January 5, 2012, 11am PST
Numerous projects and economic development efforts have brought newfound attention to downtown Oklahoma City over the last year. Now locals are wondering if the pace can continue.
The Oklahoman
January 5, 2012, 9am PST
In last week's court ruling, the California Supreme Court didn't just kill redevelopment. The court also upheld a drawn-out process of other agencies picking the meat off redevelopment's bones.
California Planning & Development Report
December 30, 2011, 10am PST
The State Supreme Court struck down redevelopment. Now it's up to the political players in California to strike a deal to bring it back. Can they do it? And what will the state's price be?
California Planning & Development Report
December 15, 2011, 7am PST
According to Tribune staff reporter Ameet Sachdev, "owners of the Chicago Cubs bought property across the street from Wrigley Field from McDonald's Corp. for $20 million, expanding their opportunities to redevelop areas around the stadium."
Chicago Tribune
November 29, 2011, 2pm PST
In San Francisco, almost one out of every six acres is slated to become parkland in the new urban infill projects in Mission Bay.
City Parks Blog
November 3, 2011, 7am PDT
"Redfields to Greenfields," a project currently being developed at Georgia Tech in partnership with City Parks Alliance advocacy group, would convert empty commercial sites into parks, writes Nate Berg for The Atlantic Cities.
The Atlantic Cities
November 2, 2011, 12pm PDT
In Washington, D.C., a huge parking lot that parallels the southwest waterfront is slowly being transformed into a 4.2-acre park. Developers and architects are "turning community input into actual park concepts and designs," said to The Dirt.
THE DIRT
November 1, 2011, 2pm PDT
Union Station in Washington, D.C. has "about 29 million people" pass through the station each year. An 18-month reconstruction project is in the works to improve walkability and safety for the massive number of visitors.
City Parks Blog
October 23, 2011, 11am PDT
The 2010 Census reveals that Detroit's population is approaching the 1910's level. Of the City's 714,000 residents, 83% are black and nearly 40% live in poverty. With virtually every statistic going against its favor, can Motown make a comeback?
The Economist