Private Investment

Chicago

Chicago Planning Commissioner Focuses on Disinvested Neighborhoods

A new initiative seeks to bring investment dollars to Chicago communities that for decades have suffered from the loss of wealth and population.

December 29, 2019 - Next City

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

How Smaller Cities Are Trying to Attract Opportunity Zone Investors

Cities and states are altering local policies to maximize benefits for private investors in Opportunity Zones.

May 1, 2019 - Governing

Chicago, Illinois

Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Infrastructure Trust Expensive and Redundant?

The Infrastructure Trust was conceived of by Emanuel's administration to help gain private funds to restore the Uptown Theater. It hasn't done that, and some are questioning if it can serve any other useful purpose.

December 27, 2017 - Chicago Sun Times

United Nations Flags

Making the UN's Sustainable Development Goals Great Again

The United Nations' ambitious set of goals have proven unwieldy, with some commentators saying they represent "all things to all people." Reorganizing and prioritizing them could help.

September 8, 2017 - Pacific Standard

Infrastructure

President Trump's $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Just Became More Costly

While he has yet to explain how he would pay for the plan, the 'anti-regulation' president did add a costly and controversial requirement on Tuesday — a 'Buy America' provision that likely extends beyond the existing regulation.

March 2, 2017 - NPR

How to Build a $12 Billion High-Speed Rail Line at No Cost to Taxpayers

Unlike the nation's more well-known high-speed rail project in California, the 205 miles-per-hour, Dallas-to-Houston bullet train will be almost entirely privately financed. How is that possible?

February 28, 2017 - Dallas News

Oakland skyline and San Francisco Bay

Oakland Startup Trades Homes 'Like Stock'

Roofstock is an online marketplace where investors can buy, sell, and trade homes that tenants are living in.

December 15, 2016 - BizJournals

University of Chicago

Chicago Universities Commit to Bolstering Growth

Eight Chicago universities have agreed to engage with the city and local communities as they invest in their neighborhoods. The hope is to increase opportunities for employment and economic growth.

January 2, 2016 - Urban Institute

Opponents to California High-Speed Rail Board: Show Us the Money!

Bereft of private investment, how can the $68 billion project proceed? That's the question about 20 members of the public repeated in their public comments at Tuesday's High-Speed Rail Authority meeting in Fresno. To their surprise, it was answered.

November 20, 2015 - Fresno Bee

Boston Aerial

Boston Olympic Plan Includes 8,000 Units of Housing

As it vies to host the 2024 Summer Games, Boston's plan envisions two new permanent neighborhoods built with a mix of public and private investment. The final decision will take place in September.

July 26, 2015 - Boston Globe

Assistant Planner

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Urban Designer/Planner

LMN Architects

Regulatory Programs Director

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Case Study posted on HUD User

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.