Redevelopment

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
September 23, 2011, 10am PDT
The Mayors of West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Culver City, and the Vice Mayor of Beverly Hills discuss local redevelopment and planning in the face of state intervention. The conversation centers on politics, projects, transportation, and parking.
The Planning Report
September 17, 2011, 11am PDT
CA Speaker of the Assembly John Pérez discusses the current challenges faced by government in California, drawing particular attention to the struggle for consensus on how the State should support economic development at the local level. (VIDEO)
The Planning Report
August 30, 2011, 10am PDT
When city leaders proposed redeveloping the South Lake Union area of Seattle, they made big promises for job growth. Just a few years in, their expectations have already been exceeded.
The Seattle Times
August 19, 2011, 12pm PDT
Despite a raft of major projects that have stalled, smaller-scale projects are moving ahead in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Sun
August 17, 2011, 7am PDT
Plagued by foreclosures, DeKalb County Georgia is buying up properties and creating a land bank in hopes of spurring redevelopment.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
August 5, 2011, 9am PDT
New Orleans, San Francisco, and Albuquerque are exploring, and implementing, community land trusts as an economic development tool that can encourage development in business districts while assuring that local businesses are not displaced.
Shelterforce
July 31, 2011, 5am PDT
With an eye to the future, the planners of London's Olympics have built the Olympics venues in a depressed part of town. They're hoping their work will turn the area around.
The New York Times
July 19, 2011, 6am PDT
Plans are emerging to revamp the public space surrounding Philadelphia's 30th Street train station to create a more vibrant way to enter the city.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 13, 2011, 12pm PDT
HafenCity, a neighborhood in the Hamburg docklands, is sprouting into a model redevelopment project by caring for the human element and adapting the port's cultural history into the physical landscape.
Mother Nature Network
July 9, 2011, 7am PDT
In a new book, author Iain Sinclair argues against the Olympic redevelopment of London's East End, and argues that the legacy goals its planners are pushing largely already exist.
Metro
May 4, 2011, 5am PDT
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?
The Planning Report
April 30, 2011, 5am PDT
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.
PlaceShakers