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Urban Revitalization

March 4, 2021, 6am PST
Billions of dollars in investment and thousands of new residential units later, Milwaukee is ready to update the plan for its downtown.
Urban Milwaukee
February 11, 2021, 6am PST
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently published an investigation of the city's efforts to buy and rehabilitate vacant properties in the troubled neighborhood of Homewood.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 8, 2020, 11am PST
Tony Hsieh, who achieved international fame as head both of Zappos and the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, died in November. Several articles made an account of the Downtown Project's track record.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 12, 2020, 6am PST
West Tampa, among the Hillsborough River, is already gaining development momentum, and new plans to develop a city-owned property on the river could add fuel to the fire.
Tampa Bay Times
October 29, 2020, 6am PDT
Proposal N, on the ballot for Detroit voters next week, will provide $160 million in bond funding for demolitions and $90 million to mothball homes for future rehab, but, according to this opinion, it won't solve the city's blight challenges.
Detroit Free Press
October 28, 2020, 6am PDT
Upzonings in working class neighborhoods usually provoke political opposition based on concerns about gentrification and displacement. But the new Wynwood Norte Neighborhood Revitalization District in Miami might have worked for a solution.
Miami Herald
July 15, 2020, 12pm PDT
The story is similar in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Miami, Cincinnati, and Boston: scenes of widespread destruction—the fires, looting, and property damage of civil unrest—sow the seeds for redevelopment and gentrification.
The New York Times
June 22, 2020, 8am PDT
Critics have raised doubts and concerns about the potential misuse of the federal Opportunity Zone program since it was approved in 2017, but a new report finds some evidence that the program is working toward its promoted intention.
Urban Institute
June 22, 2020, 5am PDT
Miami 21 was approved in 2009 and heralded as a sign of a new era in zoning. Since then, Miami 21 has been both credited and blamed for the city's transformation.
Miami Herald
March 6, 2020, 6am PST
A debate common in growing cities around the country is taking place in Atlanta in answer to the question of how much support private developers need from the public.
Curbed Atlanta
January 1, 2020, 5am PST
Trends in land use and development are made obvious with satellite imagery tracking changes during the 2010s.
The New York Times
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