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
Spain's third largest city has chosen the winning design for a new urban park that is to sit atop nine rail lines, potentially creating the most important redevelopment project the country has seen in many years.
Feb 16, 2011 THE DIRT
The newly formed Gary Region and Investment Project (GRIP) hopes to bring about a turnaround for the struggling Indiana city.
Dec 7, 2010 Chicago News Cooperative/The New York Times
Bill Barnes of the National League of Cities argues that we don't need acolytes of Jane Jacobs; we need people who will think as hard and as well as she did about "the kind of problem a city is."
Aug 23, 2010 Nation's Cities Weekly
Boston uses the threat of eminent domain to force a developer to build on a site that's become an eyesore.
Apr 14, 2010 Wall Street Journal
The City has reached a deal to take over 172-acres of undeveloped land from the State, and redevelopment possibilities are flooding in - public park, high school, commercial buildings, NYU satellite campus, and more.
Apr 12, 2010 New York Times
Campbell Soup Company is taking a leading role in redeveloping the rough Gateway neighborhood of Camden, NJ.
Oct 5, 2009 Next American City
Grass Root Efforts to Help Bring Back a Much-Loved Building Form
Jun 27, 2009 Denver Daily News
At a recent event in Los Angeles, Cecilia Estolano, CEO of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, presented her vision for the Downtown of the future in one of the country's most notoriously diffuse urban centers.
Mar 7, 2009 The Planning Report