URBAN ISSUESHow Can Affordable Housing Survive in California
San Diego Union Tribune
The future of affordable housing in California has looked bleak with reduced funding from the federal government and the elimination of redevelopment agencies, a major funding source for such development in the state.
URBANISM & DESIGNRedevelopment Hopes for New Zoning Codes
Tampa Bay Times
One of the key arguments for building a light rail system in Pinellas County is that it would kick start urban renewal. People could live closer together, walk to buy their morning coffee and take the train to work.
URBANISM & DESIGNHow Can We Urbanize Where We Are?
Around the country, local governments are proposing plans to re-develop aging office parks as urban-style, mixed-use complexes, reports the Wall Street Journal, which cited the Innsbrook office park in Henrico as a case in point.
TRANSPORTVirginia Beach Light Rail at a Crossroads
The once-abstract idea of light rail in the city continues to take shape as planners crunch the numbers and take public comment on the most detailed scenarios yet for sending The Tide to the Oceanfront.
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