As I heard a national reporter put it recently, it's not often that an entire city is focused on one thing. In Vancouver it happened during the 2010 Winter Olympics. A year and a half later here, it's happening again.
Jun 1, 2011 By
A citywide brownfields recovery program in New York City has been cleaning up polluted sites, allowing new developments to move in on formerly vacant areas. But some worry the program is fueling gentrification.
Jun 1, 2011 Gotham Gazette
As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.
Jun 1, 2011 Bondbuyer
Transportation for America (TfA), a campaign to strengthen the nation’s transportation network, released an update to its “Dangerous by Design” report, an analysis of pedestrian safety in the design and use of American streets.
May 31, 2011 TheCityFix.com
Toledo, Ohio's local economy is ailing, but two developers recruited from China see significant opportunity in redeveloping the city's waterfront.
May 31, 2011 The New York Times
Prompted by the May 24 approval by the Board of Supervisors of the massive redevelopment of the Parkmerced garden apartments, The Examiner looks at the city's evolution from protecting city character at all costs to a more urbanist approach.
May 30, 2011 San Francisco Examiner
The Natural Resources Defense Council has prepared a 44-page 'Citizen's Guide' to the green building principles contained in the LEED-Neighborhood Development rating system for the layperson and organizations to apply in their own neighborhoods.
May 29, 2011 The Atlantic
L.A.'s newest light-rail station, at the current end-of-the-line off La Cienega, has attracted one new office building so far. The developer saw the future transit station as an amenity. Will others join him?
May 29, 2011 The Los Angeles Times
A new study says that Los Angeles, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Eugene and Pittsburgh are leading the surge with the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation.
May 28, 2011 The Institute of Transportation and Development Policy
Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray isn't fighting the megaretailer like other cities have. In fact, he's demanding Wal-Mart build <em>more</em> stores than they have planned, or he's threatening to pull their permits.
May 27, 2011 Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space