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Politico

Richard Danielson

15 June 2017

Tampa, Florida, United States

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Tampa's downtown used to be an industrial wasteland. After six mayors, 40 years, and half a billion dollars of investment later, the city's downtown is thriving. That's just the tip of the iceberg, as Strategic Proper...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Marty Roney

8 June 2017

Prattville, Alabama, United States

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Prattville, Alabama's city-run Historic Redevelopment Authority has emulated the downtown revitalization project successfully implemented by Columbus, Georgia in an effort to reverse the community's issues of vacant i...

Dublin Inquirer

Lois Kapila

6 June 2017

Ballymun, Leinster, Ireland

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Drawing on his experience creating affordable housing abroad, Hugh Brennan created the Ó Cualann Cohousing Alliance just outside Dublin, Ireland, where state and city officials are grappling with a shortage of afforda...

Bloomberg CityLab

Halima Ali

30 May 2017

London, United Kingdom

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The Good Hotel floats on a platform off the dock in London and provides the long-term unemployed with job training and jobs in the hotel industry. Located in an area that is low-income, poor housing, and a largely une...

Naked Capitalism

Kaela Bamberger

4 April 2017

Concordia, Kansas, United States

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RedTire is a program operating in Kansas that helps coordinate the selling and buying of businesses. The service has proven critical in rural areas that often only have a single key entity, like a pharmacy, and would ...

The Tennessean

David Plazas

29 January 2017

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is developing a comprehensive strategy for affordable housing to help address the challenges of rising property prices and gentrification for the city's poor and minorities. The city is hel...

WHYY

Jon Geeting

25 July 2016

United States

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Substitutes for city parking requirements are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. Rather than using off-street parking, many housing developers now provide residents with alternatives that prom...

Bloomberg CityLab

Mimi Kirk

9 June 2016

Saudi Arabia

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A severe lack of affordable housing in Saudi Arabia has spurred the government to impose a tax on what has traditionally been a virtually tax-free society. However, they aim to tax only the wealthy owners of undevelop...

Next City

Catesby Holmes

8 February 2016

São Paulo, Brazil

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The Western Hemisphere’s biggest city has developed a model blueprint for progressive housing policy in developing countries, in large part by affirming squatters' rights and demanding a certain percentage of low-inco...

Columbia Flier

Andrew Michaels

22 December 2015

Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Frustrated with providing temporary assistance to the homeless, a coalition of Howard County, Maryland churches raised money to purchase a condominium to permanent house a homeless family. The tenant pays 30 percent o...

Detroit Free Press

Matt Helms

1 November 2015

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Five years ago, Detroit created a program called Live Midtown to encourage business growth and homeownership in the area. The aim of bringing more people to live in the neighborhood has been exceedingly successful, an...

Model D

MJ Galbraith

14 July 2015

United States

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Two local hospital systems have worked diligently to balance the preservation of the historic character of their campuses with the need to keep their facilities state-of-the-art. Communities have chosen to repurpose o...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

1 April 2015

Ajo, Arizona, United States

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Redeveloping and repurposing unused real estate provides a path toward economic revitalization. With a combination of public and private grants, the nonprofit group, International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA), has p...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

11 December 2014

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Investments into the arts serve as significant economic catalysts. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, legacy foundations like the Heinz Endowments, Benedum Foundation, and Richard King Mellon Foundation pooled their resourc...

Places Journal

Susanne Schindler

1 October 2014

United States

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There is an escalating housing affordability crisis in America, where even the middle and creative classes are having difficulty finding somewhere they can afford to live. A possible solution could be cooperative hous...

Next City

Mark Bergen

11 December 2012

Mumbai, India

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For a megacity with more than 18 million people in its metro area, Mumbai, India is not a particularly vertical city. Many of its inhabitants squeeze into low-rise slums crammed into the urban space. But an ongoing sl...

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