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Urban Redevelopment

November 3, 2019, 9am PST
An architecture critic writes about plans for a key intersection in North Philadelphia: "By all means, straighten out the street and make it safe, but keep the twists and turns that make this an authentic Philadelphia place."
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
September 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
St. Louis University is helping stabilize the neighborhood located near its medical campus—instead of expanding the campus into property it owns around the campus, it is building houses to sell.
St. Louis Public Radio
September 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
It's last sporting tenant departed in 2017, and the District has large redevelopment plans for the site, but the decision to finally raze RFK Stadium has only recently been made official.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The Chicago Tribune says the city of Chicago can't be trusted with tax increment financing (TIF), so it's time for a do-over.
Chicago Tribune
June 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Covington plan was already in line to receive massive subsidies from the city of Baltimore. Now the plan will be the beneficiary of the new federal Opportunity Zone program as well.
ProPublica
October 11, 2018, 10am PDT
The Detroit project was slated to become a massive sports and entertainment district. After five years, little has changed.
The Guardian
September 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
One of San Antonio's most appealing and popular neighborhoods has been rezoned to allow for more urban infill developments.
San Antonio Express-News
September 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
September 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
The 760-acre North Branch Industrial Corridor could be a game changer for the North Side, but the Chicago Tribune wants to make sure that quality of life is considered along visions of economic development.
The Chicago Tribune
September 18, 2018, 5am PDT
The redevelopment plan for the "Gulch" site could have created a potential Amazon headquarters location, but it's been tabled over concern about the return on the city's investment.
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
September 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
The passing of Senator John McCain has reinvigorated the Rio Reimagined project.
Arizona Republic
September 2, 2018, 7am PDT
City officials have a new ambition for a corner of St. Louis once considered for an NFL stadium and an MLS stadium. Now the future site of an NHL practice facility, the surrounding area could become an entertainment district.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Charlotte's North Tryon Vision Plan is "among the more ambitious long-term urban planning projects in American cities," this article. Released in 2015, the plan's work is not done.
Next City
April 26, 2018, 6am PDT
Two underutilized buildings have been proposed as a catalyst for inclusive development in the Edney Innovation District.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
April 10, 2018, 6am PDT
A new program based in the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia aims to encourage community ownership of urban re-investment.
The Philadelphia Citizen
April 9, 2018, 11am PDT
The Dallas neighborhood of Deep Ellum is the city's answer to SoHo in New York, the Mission in San Francisco, or the Arts District in Los Angeles—once gritty, now trendy.
Dallas News
March 26, 2018, 7am PDT
Are the urban revival and the future of mobility already rendering parking lots obsolete? Chicago provides a case study of a new generation of skyscrapers rising were cars once parked.
Chicago Tribune
March 21, 2018, 12pm PDT
The former CEO of Uber, a highly controversial figure in urbanism circles, is still trying to influence the future of the built environment in a new post as CEO of a real estate investment startup.
Recode
December 13, 2017, 6am PST
A handful of Delray residents refuse to be displaced by industry, but the plan for a new bridge may mean they don't have a choice.
Detroit Free Press