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Urban Renewal

December 28, 2019, 11am PST
Neighborhoods in Nebraska, located in areas already deemed blighted, will receive priority funding and homebuyer tax credits from the state.
Next City
November 7, 2019, 2pm PST
An elevated highway destroyed an African American community in Syracuse, New York. Is just removing it enough?
The Washington Post
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 21, 2018, 9am PDT
A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.
UrbDeZine
August 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
The historically Latino working class neighborhood is a frequent touchstone in debates over gentrification in Los Angeles. That history goes back decades and colors residents' perceptions.
BOOM: A Journal of California
April 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
After tremendous success with a streetcar line, the desert city is considering strategies for investing in its historic automobile corridor.
CitiesSpeak
April 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Gentrified in the 1960s during the height of urban renewal, Society Hill is a historical precedent as Philadelphia confronts present-day gentrification.
PlanPhilly
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 20, 2018, 1pm PST
A new interactive maps brings a visual reality to the scale of displacement effected by urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s.
Chicago Magazine
December 5, 2017, 12pm PST
Detroit will soon join the ranks of cities that have ripped out high-speed freeways from their urban core.
Detroit Free Press
November 26, 2017, 5am PST
John Gallagher takes a look at some of the civic factors and organizations that have worked behind the scenes to pull Detroit through.
Detroit Free Press
July 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Auburn Boulevard in the city of Citrus Heights, California is a case study of what urban strategist Michele Reeves calls the "female approach to economic development."
UrbDeZine
April 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Progressive churches are attracting "younger, trendier demographics" to U.K. city centers.
The Guardian
March 20, 2017, 1pm PDT
A land use attorney and planning instructor at MIT and Harvard University takes to the pages of The Boston Globe to explain planning to the audience of a new era.
The Boston Globe
March 4, 2017, 1pm PST
Before 20th century urban renewal programs, U.S. cities were often overcrowded fire hazards and breeding grounds for tuberculosis and other airborne diseases. However, many of these programs also did severe damage. Is there a better way?
UrbDeZine
February 2, 2017, 11am PST
As Jacksonville's long forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood undergoes massive redevelopment, a long time resident talks about his perspective of the gentrification occurring around him.
Modern Cities
February 2, 2017, 10am PST
The practice facility for a new Major League Soccer franchise was made possible by the demolition aging and affordable apartment buildings.
City Observatory
November 17, 2016, 6am PST
The opening of the Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke, Virginia is bringing a new realm of possibilities for future development in the former railroad town, as it looks to go from "trains to brains."
WSLS
August 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 23, 2016, 2pm PDT
Moscow's Mayor has pushed an agenda to beautify the city, create social spaces, and make the city more walkable, but critics see the move towards walkability as more of a forced march.
Foreign Policy