October 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
As the city of Baltimore grapples with a declining population, it faces obstinate challenges in controlling the problems associated with vacant buildings, including the "vicious cycle" of vacancies causing more vacancies.
September 18, 2019, 11am PDT
In the aftermath of a battle around preservation of a Denver diner, local officials are considering changes to the city’s historic landmark law.
December 21, 2018, 1pm PST
This was not a case of "it's better to ask forgiveness than permission."
March 9, 2018, 9am PST
Politicians are taking positions on a controversial California housing bill to densify by transit. Even after amendments were accepted on March 1 in response to concerns about displacement and demolitions, the mayor of Los Angeles remains opposed.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 5, 2018, 10am PST
Amendments are circulating for one of the most-closely watched, and passionately debated, pieces of housing legislation in the country.
September 22, 2017, 12pm PDT
A proposed ordinance would save derelict buildings from the wrecking ball, and send them to the salvage yard instead.
March 14, 2017, 1pm PDT
A bill with anti-gentrification goals would charge developers who intend to knock down homes along the city’s new bike trail.
March 9, 2017, 6am PST
In a piece for CityLab, Richey Pipparinen argues that trigger-happy city officials need to slow down their push to demolish homes.
March 1, 2017, 5am PST
Traffic-plagued Kosciuszko will soon be replaced, and some commuters are celebrating its demise.
February 25, 2017, 9am PST
Data regarding ongoing demolitions of blighted properties in cities across the U.S. has turned up some unexpected consequences: the spread of lead toxins into the surrounding community.
December 14, 2016, 12pm PST
David Schalliol, director of the documentary, 'The Area,' talks about the impact of a railroad expansion that demolished the homes of 400 families on the South Side of Chicago.
October 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Jason Hackworth argues that demolition has come to be seen as a good, in and of itself, in rust belt cities like Detroit; giving rise to policies that are wrong-headed and dangerous.
London School of Economics and Political Science - American Politics and Policy Blog
September 14, 2016, 7am PDT
Cleveland is a thought leader in bulldozing houses, according to a recent op-ed on Cleveland.com, but it's time to imagine a new paradigm.
January 23, 2016, 5am PST
The usual litany of Rust Belt woes hit North Braddock, Pennsylvania particularly hard. The Pittsburgh suburb has shed two-thirds of its population and is burdened with 350 abandoned properties.
January 2, 2015, 7am PST
A Dallas economic development plan called "GrowSouth"—spearheaded by the office of Mayor Mike Rawlings—removed a record number of blighted and nuisance structures in 2014.
December 2, 2014, 9am PST
A MinnPost column finds nefarious purposes at work in the use of a couple of the common buzzwords employed in debates about Minneapolis housing.
January 22, 2013, 10am PST
Now that redevelopment projects in CA are officially dead, a retrospective on one of the state's 'most successful' redevelopment projects reveals an inconvenient truth: demolition for surface parking has undermined much of its accomplishments.
January 13, 2013, 1pm PST
John Metcalfe looks at how one Japanese company is advancing a more quieter sensitive method for demolishing high-rise buildings, floor by floor.
November 19, 2012, 12pm PST
Over the weekend it was announced that New York City will need to demolish hundreds of homes damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The complicated process for determining what will be rebuilt has yet to begin.
July 30, 2012, 10am PDT
For cities across the U.S. facing mass foreclosures and shrinking populations, demolition of abandoned homes is an attractive avenue (see Detroit and Cleveland). Roberta Brandes Gratz argues that the value of preservation deserves to be considered.