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Urban Revitalization

November 12, 2019, 5am PST
There are more vacant properties now than there were at the height of the foreclosure crisis in the United States, and many vacant properties are hanging around in growing cities with a shortage of affordable housing.
Marketplace
November 8, 2019, 5am PST
With concerns about gentrification sometimes, and in some places, dominating the discussion, it can be difficult to advocate for revitalization.
Shelterforce
September 25, 2019, 7am PDT
As the High Line turns ten, a debate about the costs and benefits of urban revitalization continues.
Architect
September 22, 2019, 7am PDT
A new private development project will add outdoor space and public programming to a revitalizing riverfront area in Covington, Kentucky, near Cincinnati.
WCPO
September 12, 2019, 9am PDT
Surveying the history of neighborhood rebranding in Minneapolis is like taking a tour of post-recession redevelopment.
MinnPost
September 4, 2019, 6am PDT
Opportunity zones are so far only benefitting the moneyed interests of the real estate industry.
The New York Times
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
May 24, 2019, 6am PDT
A common narrative about Millennials: their preference for urban environments like San Francisco and New York City. To what degree is the stereotype real?
Bloomberg
May 14, 2019, 11am PDT
San Jose wants to remake the North San Jose neighborhood as "Uptown San Jose," but the amount of development that will require isn't proving an easy sell with some locals.
The Mercury News
May 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.
Curbed Atlanta
April 28, 2019, 7am PDT
One venture plans to fund a 100-acre campus for tech, bioscience, and medical research in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.
Chicago Tribune
April 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Planners like the idea of blocking car traffic on Shaker Boulevard through Shaker Square in Cleveland, The public is less sure.
The Plain Dealer
April 26, 2019, 11am PDT
Cove Food Park is coming to the East End of Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Enquirer
April 24, 2019, 6am PDT
Streetsblog USA's annual showcase of the worst examples of car-oriented land use this year focused on places that had overcome the worst excesses of 20th century planning.
Streetsblog USA
April 17, 2019, 10am PDT
When it comes to identifying and repairing the underlying causes of gentrification, there's plenty of blame to go around.
City Observatory
April 16, 2019, 9am PDT
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is hoping to ride a track record of urban revitalization success to the Oval Office.
Curbed
March 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Developers have proposed a large mixed-use project for one of the best development opportunities in Downtown Phoenix.
Arizona Republic
March 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Waterfront views and large parcels of vacant land should be a good urban revitalization in a growing city like Philadelphia, but the Central Delaware waterfront has fallen short of expectations.
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 25, 2019, 7am PDT
A $310 million project in Midtown Detroit continues the development momentum of Detroit's urban core.
Crain's Detroit Business
February 20, 2019, 8am PST
Five blocks in Pittsburgh's Historic Produce Terminal Strip District will gain wider sidewalks, public spaces, and traffic calming according to a recently released final design concept.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette