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Category: Urban Planning :: Re-development
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Inside Oakland’s clean energy economy strategy 21.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Climate change is an intersectional issue, and cities are beginning to treat it that way in adaptation strategies.
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The hopes and fears of transportation 26.1.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Transit projects offer a plethora of benefits to communities — but also reveal deep-seated worries and anxieties.
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What lies beneath: To manage toxic contamination in cities, study their industrial histories 9.1.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
With the constant turnover of land, many American cities are facing legacy hazardous waste that they didn't even know was there.
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The transportation equity conundrum: 6 ways cities can improve mobility without displacement 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There are countless opportunities — but limited investment funds.
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4 techniques to catalyze sustainable small town redevelopment 17.7.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Revitalizing communities requires innovation, adaptability and buy-in. Do you have them?
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Here's how Paris is building the eco-community of the future 20.6.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The Clichy-Batignolles eco-district aims to set a new standard in sustainable urban design.
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U.S. Superfund sites offer lessons for the future 30.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more.
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Can we green cities without causing gentrification? 26.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It takes more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk.
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New "Opportunity Zone" Program Risks Gentrifying Distressed Communities 14.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout delivers trustworthy reporting and thought-provoking news analysis. If you share our passion for the truth, help strengthen independent media with a donation today! Governors' offices across the country are scrambling to meet the March 21 deadline to give the US Treasury Department their nominations for communities to take part in the new Opportunity Zone program . Created by last year's tax bill, it offers investors tax breaks in exchange for investing in high-poverty communities. Governors can nominate up to a quarter of their state's low-income census tracts, with Treasury expected to rubber-stamp the choices. The program focuses on capital gains taxes paid on profits made selling investments like real estate or stocks, which are normally taxed at 20 percent plus a 3.8 percent surtax. Investors who roll their capital gains into an Opportunity Fund invested in the designated zones will be able to defer and reduce tax payments and avoid some taxes altogether. Proponents say the program will ...
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Proposed development along 606 trail highlights tension over rising rents and home prices 7.3.2018 Chicago Tribune: Business
Juan Carlos Linares doesn’t like to use the term “gentrification.” It’s loaded, he said, with both positive and negative implications of what happens when an influx of affluent residents moves into new or rehabbed homes, pushing out less-wealthy residents. Linares, the executive director of ...
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The great coal cleanup is everybody's business (with opportunity for all) 23.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Coal isn't dying? That's a "fool's gold" illusion, and even coal miners say so.
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The case for preventing climate gentrification 13.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Rebuilding after a disaster isn't just about bricks and mortar. It's about lives and communities.
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A tale of two housing crises, rural and urban 5.2.2018 High Country News Most Recent
How one Indigenous family is navigating two very different housing problems.
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What does a gentrifying city look like? Talk to the man who delivers the mail. 1.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Tracing Tucson’s changes with a longtime postal service worker.
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What does a gentrifying city look like? Talk to the postman. 1.1.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Tracing Tucson’s changes with a longtime letter carrier.
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GBCA Gives Brisbane Showgrounds Redevelopment Six Stars 4.12.2017 Planet Ark News
The $2.9-billion redevelopment of the Brisbane Showgrounds, which includes 25 King, a cross laminated timber (CLT) tower designed by architects Bates Smart, has received the highest rating for a master planned precinct in Australia, with a 6-Star Green Star Communities v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).
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New trap for mountain pine beetles could help weaken their spread 22.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
By tweaking the existing bait and changing up the spacing of pine trees used to trap and monitor the spread of the mountain pine beetle, UAlberta researchers caught greater numbers of the pest.“As part of an operational control program, these methods could potentially weaken the spread of mountain pine beetle,” said lead researcher Jennifer Klutsch.
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An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising From the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. "Renters Week of Action" was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the foreclosure crisis. "The majority of all renters pay an unaffordable rent," Darnell Johnson of RTC told In These Times. "Eviction, rising rents and gentrification are racial, gender and economic violence harming our people." The coordinated actions stem from a long history. The rent control movement gained momentum during the late 1970s and early 1980s, spreading beyond New York City and taking hold in California. In 1978, California voters approved Proposition 13, which lowered property taxes throughout the state. Many believed that the savings would mean lower home ...
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The Trump Effect, One Year Later: Thousands of Women Running for Office 12.11.2017 Truthout.com
In the year since Trump won the presidency, groups working toward women's political empowerment have reported an unprecedented surge of interest in politics, especially at the local level. Thousands of women who had not considered or embarked on bids for office began stepping up, nominating themselves for everything from school boards to US Congress. 2016 honoree Nadya Okamoto speaks onstage at the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth Celebration 2016 on November 16, 2016 in New York City. When the Harvard freshman saw fellow classmates displaced by gentrification in Cambridge, she launched a campaign to become the youngest city councilmember. (Photo: Brian Ach / Getty Images for L'Oreal) On election night last November, Nadya Okamoto gathered with friends in the dining hall of her dorm at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Okamoto, then 18, wore a Hillary Clinton T-shirt -- earlier that day, she'd voted for Clinton -- and felt "pumped that the first woman in history would be elected." Two years ...
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The Return of Black Political Power: How 1970s History Can Guide New Black Mayors Toward a Radical City 6.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A new pantheon of elected or soon-to-be elected Black mayors' uniqueness lies not in their race per se, but in their willingness to defy the Obama-era neoliberal, post-racial orthodoxy about municipal economic development. These new Black mayors are a resurgence of the old mixed with the sophisticated new. They are Black Political Power, 2.0. On Saturday, January 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, addresses the crowd at the We Shall Not Be Moved march. (Photo: Cheriss May / NurPhoto via Getty Images)   Want to see more coverage of the issues that matter? Make a donation to Truthout to ensure that we can publish more original stories like this one. On November 7, Detroit's Coleman Young II may join the new pantheon of elected or soon-to-be elected Black mayors. This group's uniqueness lies not in their race per se, but in their willingness to defy the Obama-era neoliberal, post-racial orthodoxy about municipal economic development. These new Black mayors are a ...
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