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
<em>Forbes</em> talks with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about reshaping the city and how those plans will and won't impact long-time residents who may be opposed to change.
Oct 28, 2010 Forbes
A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.
Oct 7, 2010 The Planning Report
A Los Angeles Times investigation finds "widespread instances of corruption, questionable spending and poor accountability" among California's 400 municipal redevelopment agencies.
Oct 1, 2010 Los Angeles Times
A decommissioned naval base in Concord, California, is moving steadily towards redevelopment as a mixed use community. But who will own the redeveloped base is still undecided.
Sep 21, 2010 The San Jose Mercury News
Tourists can get a close-up look at the transformation of a formerly depressed part of East London into what will be the site of one of the world's largest spectacles when it hosts the 2012 Olympics.
Sep 18, 2010 The New York Times
Chesterfield County, Virginia purchased the ailing Cloverleaf Mall two years ago with the idea of turning it into a mixed-use development. One recession later, the mall still stands and the city is stuck with an "expensive eyesore".
Aug 26, 2010 Richmond Times-Dispatch
This piece from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at how an ill-fated development plan for the island of Alameda fell apart, and the city official tied up in the controversy.
Aug 3, 2010 The New York Times
An ambitious new mixed use district is gradually opening along the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. The project is huge in scope, expanding the city center by nearly 40%, and not expected to finish for more than a decade.
Jul 22, 2010 The New York Times
A decommissioned Naval base in Concord, California, may be falling into the hands of the city -- a prospect few thought possible.
Jul 20, 2010 San Jose Mercury News